Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, said Monday in Orlando that this year’s event is a testament to the industry’s resiliency.
After feeling the pains of the recession, felt especially hard by the small and midsize jet markets, manufacturers are beginning to realize some of the benefits of the investments they made in their products even during the tough times.
“Through it all, business aviation has been investing in the future,” Bolen said, according to a report from NBAA. “Now, we’re beginning to see the fruits of that investment — not just in one or two sectors, but across the broad spectrum of business aviation.”
That can be seen in the turnout for the show, where more than 100 aircraft will be on display, including some, for the first time, actually inside the Orange County Convention Center.
In all, more than a thousand exhibitors will be displaying their products and services at NBAA 2014, including many from Wichita.
You can get much more information on this year’s event, including a schedule of events and exhibitors directory at nbaa.org.