On September 15th, Westchester County Airport hosted the final 2016 NBAA Regional Forum setting a record for the venue and becoming the association's second-highest attended regional forum in the event's history. In efforts to further accommodate their members for this important event, NBAA constructed a 52,000 square-foot pavilion, featuring 184 indoor exhibitors and 52 aircraft on display.
Local leaders praised NBAA and the business aviation community for what the industry brings to the region through the jobs, connectivity and economic activity that business aviation supports in the local area.
"We really do appreciate your business here," said Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. "This is an important industry to this county. You mean a lot to us. Thank you for doing business here."
"NBAA and its member organizations are part of what propels our economy forward," noted New York state Assemblyman David Buchwald, adding that last year, New York passed a measure exempting all general aviation aircraft transactions from the state's sales and use tax. "There's a significant opportunity for your industry to expand here in New York."
The WAA was honored to be a part of such a significant event and bringing recognition to the importance of our industry within the local and regional areas.