NBAA-BACE Orlando 2018
NBAA-BACE is one of the world’s most important trade shows for the business aviation industry, and alternates annually between Orlando and Las Vegas. This year, the renowned trade show was once again held in Orlando, in the state of Florida. Among almost 1,000 exhibitors, we were present at booth 1244 from October16 to 18.
Towflexx showcased updates to three models at NBAA-BACE
On our island stand, which was accessible all around, we showed the latest updates of the TF3, TF4 and TF5 models, all in the guise of the new corporate identity. The response exceeded our expectations: many visitors to our booth had already heard of Towflexx, but had never seen the flexible aircraft tugs live. Others first became aware of us through NBAA and directly planned the use of our equipment.
Steffen Hake in an interview with Aero International
Christof Brenner, editor at Fliegermagazin and Aero International visited us at NBAA and had an interview with Steffen Hake. Christof is known for flying his Piper Arrow from Germany to America.
Service partner FlyTek GSE supported us at NBAA-BACE
Our service and sales partner FlyTek GSE from Folcroft, Pennsylvania actively supported us on all days. Joe MacCready (Regional Sales Manager), was not only able to advise customers professionally on technical questions, but he also brought the FlyTek TF5 to the booth.
FlyTek GSE is an American company specializing in the service and maintenance of ground support equipment. Joe MacCready’s team serves various FBO’s, MRO’s, aircraft manufacturers, military bases, airports and more. FlyTek has been an official service partner of Towflexx since 2018 and looks after all our customers in the North America area when it comes to service and support.
Fewer exhibitors at NBAA than in 2017
The number of exhibitors this year was significantly lower than in 2017. Upon request, the organizers informed us that this was due to various factors: several exhibitors had to cancel at short notice because a severe hurricane had passed over Florida a few days earlier. Another reason given by the organizers was that a trade show in Europe (Helitech International) was held at the same time, forcing some exhibitors to choose between one of the two shows.
However, for us personally, this negative development had no disadvantages. On all three days of the show, we had the honor of welcoming many prospects and customers at our booth, providing them with support and advice, and preparing upcoming projects.
NBAA 2019 in Las Vegas
Next year NBAA-BACE will take place again in Las Vegas and for us it is now “after the show is before the show”. The preparations start immediately and we are already looking forward to the days in the state of Nevada. For those interested, the show will be held Oct. 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.