NBAA renames its annual U.S. show

The National Business Aviation Association has changed the name of its largest U.S. annual event to the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, or BACE.

It had formerly been called its “Annual Meeting and Convention.”

“In recent decades, (the event) has grown in size and importance to be much more than just a meeting, and this change reflects that reality,” ED Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, said in a statement. “The change also strengthens the overall brand for NBAA’s shows, underscoring their status as world-class events.”

The first convention was held in 1947 and is now the fifth largest U.S. trade show, according to NBAA.

It draws approximately 25,000 attendees from dozens of countries, more than 1,000 exhibitors and covers more than 1 million square feet of exhibit floor space.

It also features a static display of almost every aircraft type currently in production.