NBAA has kicked off its 75th-anniversary celebration with plans for multiple events and recognitions throughout the year, culminating at the 2022 BACE scheduled for October 18 to 20 in Orlando, Florida. The organization was founded on Feb. 13, 1947, as the Corporation Aircraft Owners Association, with the goal of fostering an environment in which business aviation can thrive. Today, NBAA represents more than 11,000 companies and promotes policies and safety, security, and sustainability initiatives that support business aviation in the U.S. and around the world.
“This anniversary year offers an opportunity for everyone to take part in telling our industry’s story of innovation and achievement so that business aviation is even stronger seven decades from today,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “Everything we do will be focused on engaging our community to be a part of this exciting story.”
The celebration will involve a series of initiatives that are designed to not only recognize the association’s milestone year but inspire the next generation of the business aviation community, according to NBAA. For starters, the association has launched a “throwback Thursday” series on its social media platforms to showcase the trailblazers and legends that have shaped the industry. It created a #NBAA75 hashtag to enable others to join the conversation and follow the initiatives that are to come.