NBAA pleased with maintenance conference numbers
April 29, 2013, Washington, D.C. - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that a record number of exhibitors and attendees will participate in its Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2013), being held from April 30 to May 2 in Fort Worth, Tex.
The exhibit hall at the Fort Worth Convention Center has sold out and will feature 140 exhibits, a 24 percent increase from last year’s tally of 113, NBAA said. More than 675 professionals involved in managing the maintenance of business aircraft will be attending, up more than 15 percent from last year’s draw of 582.
“The significant growth in this year’s conference is welcome, but not unexpected,” said Eli Cotti, NBAA’s director of technical services. “The aviation maintenance segment of our industry is committed to promoting professional development, and MMC2013 will be a great venue for that. Attendees will have an unrivaled opportunity to meet and learn from an impressive group of aircraft maintenance industry leaders, leading technology manufacturers and experienced maintenance service and support personnel.”
The conference will bring together decision-makers and key influencers in business aviation maintenance, including maintenance directors, flight department managers, maintenance technicians, aircraft owners/operators and chief pilots.
In addition to viewing exhibits on the latest products and services for business aircraft maintenance, conducting face-to-face meetings with current and potential customers and suppliers, and networking with their peers, Attendees will be able to participate in education sessions at which nearly two dozen leading industry experts will provide updates on regulatory changes and industry best practices. An outdoor static display area is new this year and will include Gulfstream Aerospace’s mobile maintenance support vehicle.
MMC2013 will also have a career outreach component. To raise money for the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship Travel Fund, which helps award recipients pay for travel and lodging costs associated with training, a golf tournament, silent auction and a Snap-on Tool raffle will be held during the event.
After the main conference activities have concluded, an all-day workshop on May 3 will explain how to create a technical operations manual that clearly states how to conduct aircraft maintenance, ground and hangar operations.