NBAA’s 75th Anniversary Year Will Highlight Historic Moments to Inspire Future Generations

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), founded this week in 1947, begins celebrating its 75th anniversary as the leading advocate for business aviation with a series of initiatives designed not only to recognize the milestones marking the industry’s pioneering spirit but to inspire the next generation of leaders to be a part of the business-aviation community.

“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,” says 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 anniversary kicks off with a “Throwback Thursday” series on the association’s social media platforms, showcasing the trailblazing leaders and legends who have shaped the industry that is business aviation today. A special hashtag, #NBAA75, can be used to take part in the conversation and follow all of NBAA’s 75th anniversary initiatives.

A variety of other celebratory initiatives will follow, culminating at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), held Oct. 18-20 in Orlando, FL.

Since its incorporation on Feb. 13, 1947, as the Corporation Aircraft Owners Association, NBAA has worked to foster an environment in which business aviation can thrive. Today, NBAA is the leading organization for companies that rely on general-aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful.

The organization, which represents more than 11,000 companies, promotes policies that support business aviation in the U.S. and around the world, including those that continually enhance the safety, security and sustainability of business-aviation flight, with equitable access to airports and airspace.

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