NBAA 2013 convention to add indoor aircraft static display

For the first time, the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention and exhibition will feature an indoor static display of 10 to 15 light aircraft inside the show’s convention hall.

The convention will be held Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas.

The event will continue to offer its traditional outdoor static display, to be held at Henderson Executive Airport. About 100 airplanes will be on static display there.

About 25,000 business aviation professionals are expected to attend the convention.

The indoor static display will feature lighter aircraft, including single-engine piston planes, light turboprops and helicopters, the NBAA said. It will be steps away from the main exhibit floor inside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The organization has reconfigured the exhibit hall layout to accommodate the display.

“Attendees will appreciate the convenient location inside the hall, and the unprecedented access and higher level of integration with the indoor exhibits this display will feature,” Linda Peters, NBAA vice president of exhibits said in a statement.