business aviation 2019

The Show Must Go On

October 5, 2020

Everyone involved in business aviation had planned on being in Orlando this month for NBAA-BACE. We hate that we can’t be and know you do, too. Joni Mitchell said it best with her ’60s lyrics: “Don’t it always seem to go, you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”

We miss this important time of coming together and reconnecting. Listening to your news and telling you about ours. Sharing an icy Cuba libre (or two).

Aviation is built on relationships, which benefit from travel and face-to-face conversations. It’s also an industry with long lead times. Today’s connection might not yield tangible results for a year. Or a decade.

The pain of separation, of literally being grounded, ripples through our industry. But it cannot last. This disruption will end. Our economy and trade conventions will come roaring back.

Till then, here’s a toast to conventions past – and future.

celebrating with king aerospace at the NBAA business aviation trade show

A Coke and a Smile How do you make an excellent Cuba libre, or rum and coke? Our recipe: .5 oz. fresh lime juice, 2 oz. Bacardi light rum, 4 oz. Coca-Cola, served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge. Just the thing after a day walking the convention floor.

Growing Not Just in Size, But in Capabilities Our news at this year’s BACE would have centered on our growth plans. Building a new 90,000-square-foot hangar to complement our existing 200,000-square-foot hangar space at the Ardmore (Oklahoma) Industrial Airpark. Diversifying our product line to include green completions as well as support Boeing 737, 747, 767 and even 777 aircraft.

Say Hello to An Old Friend Amazing business aviation industry veteran Ron Soret rejoined our team this summer, so we know you would have wanted to stop by our booth to say hello. Prior to joining AERIA Luxury Interiors in 2011, he led our commercial division. You can still welcome him back by shooting him a sure-to-be-appreciated email:

ge onpoint announced at the 2018 business aviation NBAA tradeshow

What Our News Means to You GE Aviation announced our selection as a GE OnPoint™ service center at the 2018 BACE. This welcome multiyear agreement enables us to provide aircraft engine maintenance and repair for CFM56-7B BBJs. We help operators get back in the air fast, helping them avoid flight delays, schedule interruptions and unscheduled overhaul shop visits.