NBAA Business Aviation Convention

The NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The show will take place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Aircraft static displays will be held at Orlando Executive Airport, (IATA: ORL, ICAO: KORL, FAA LID: ORL). It is predicted to bring together over 25,000 aviation industry professionals from all over the globe.


With over 1,100 exhibits and 100 aircraft on show at two static displays, as well as a range of conferences and courses, NBAA-BACE is now the USA’s third biggest trade show. This is a truly remarkable event with countless opportunities for aviation businesses and professionals to promote their services, to learn, network and trade. A wide array of seminars and workshops will elucidate the critical issues, trends and themes in aviation with top industry leaders offering their opinions and advice throughout.


There is always a positive atmosphere around this event as exciting announcements and insights are revealed, along with the latest technologies and aircraft concepts.


For yet another year, HADID will be exhibiting amongst the biggest names in aviation. Our team, located at Booth 1968, look forward to meeting you at the show. We are excited to share our latest news and to discuss how our services can be of benefit to you or your business.


NBAA-BACE Schedule

Exhibit Hours

Exhibit Halls and Indoor Static Display of Aircraft
Tuesday 16 October: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 17 October: 9am – 5pm
Thursday 18 October: 9am – 4pm

Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport
Tuesday 16 October: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 17 October: 9am – 5pm
Thursday 18 October: 9am – 3pm


For more information, including the full agenda, conferences and courses, visit the NBAA website.


As the show draws nearer, additional information including the schedule of NBAA Standing Committee meetings and Maintenance & Operators sessions will also be posted at NBAA-BACE section of the NBAA website.


Airport Information

Orlando Executive Airport, (IATA: ORL, ICAO: KORL, FAA LID: ORL) is a General Aviation airport therefore it does not serve commercial flights. KORL is approximately 6km from the Orlando city centre and about 25mins drive from the convention centre.


Alternatively, you can consider Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO), which is the busiest airport in Florida with record high passenger traffic in 2017. As KMCO is a major commercial airport, you should expect high volumes of traffic during the NBAA-BACE. However, it is still a good option for private flights in and out of Florida. KMCO is approximately 10km from the Orlando city centre but is only 20mins convention centre.


Both airports operate 24 hours a day with a full range of ground handling services available.


Flying to Orlando for NBAA-BACE

If you are heading to Orlando for NBAA-BACE, HADID can arrange and organise all Flight Permits and Flight Planning requirements for both commercial and private operators. Additionally, we can arrange Fuelling, Ground Handling, Catering and Concierge services on ground.

You will need to have the following documents prepared:

  • Landing Permit
  • Worldwide Insurance Certificate (incl. Third Party Liability clause)
  • Full Flight Schedule
  • Details on Purpose of Flight
  • Operations Specifications
  • Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) or Air Carrier Certificate (ACC) – for Charter
  • General Declaration (GenDec)
  • TSA Waiver
  • eAPIS
  • FAA Route Authorisation



Established in 1981, HADID is a leading provider of aviation support services to commercial airlines, private operators, business leaders, heads of state, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. We have a growing strategic presence in the USA.


Our range of services are inclusive of the following:


Flights Permits

  • Overflight and landing clearances
  • Diplomatic permits
  • Slot (ad-hoc and seasonal)
  • PPR
  • Schedule and block permits
  • Traffic rights
  • FOC (Foreign Operator Certificate)
  • TLP (Temporary Landing Permits)

Flight Planning

  • Flight crew briefings
  • ATC filings
  • Test plans
  • Route analysis
  • Data uplink
  • Flight watch
  • TSA Waiver
  • US eAPIS


  • Meet and greet services
  • Hotel bookings
  • Transportation
  • Security
  • Visa assistance
  • Travel insurance
  • Fine dining
  • Tours


Ground Support

  • Ground handling
  • Fuelling
  • Catering


  • Corporate
  • Diplomatic
  • Group
  • Cargo


To avoid delays or disappointment and to save on costs when travelling to NBAA-BACE, it is important that arrangements are made early. Contact our skilled and friendly team at HADID with your requirements.


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