NBAA affirmed that 2022 BACE is moving forward as planned in Orlando, Florida, in two weeks, but the association has stood up a webpage and taken other steps to help coordinate assistance in the region in wake of the devastating Hurricane that ripped through Florida last week.
The association said it has received reports from Orlando officials that the Orange County Convention Center and other facilities were not harmed by the storm. “Despite the storm’s impact on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the facilities for NBAA-BACE 2022 in Orlando remain ready for the show,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
At the same time, the association encouraged its members to register for the NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) database to support relief efforts. “NBAA and its members are mobilizing with Floridians to respond to the challenges caused by Hurricane Ian,” said Bolen. “The ability of business aviation to provide humanitarian assistance in times of crisis is a hallmark of our industry, and our association is coordinating with government and nonprofit organizations on guidance for relief assistance.”
In addition, NBAA is planning to help facilitate other relief efforts during the gathering including a YoPro Networking Reception and "Helpy Hour" on October 18, when business aviation professionals will work together on relief packages and assistance to local charities.