Special Report: NBAA 2000 (Complete Coverage Index)

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Welcome to AVweb's exclusive coverage of the 53rd National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting and Convention, held October 10-12, 2000, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

AVweb's coverage is in four parts:


1. Gettin' Down (River) to Business

It was the best of times and it was, well ... the best of times. In fact, as the corporate aviation industry gathered this week in New Orleans for the 53rd National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting and Convention, cold winds and damp ramps couldn't dislodge the smiles. So far, this year's NBAA extravaganza seems headed to break records, with more than 29,000 attendees and some 150 aircraft on static display. By Dave Hidgon.

2. NBAA 2000: A Multibillion-Dollar Baby

Now that the 53rd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention is in the history books, it's time to sit down and tote up the dollars exchanged and the forecasts presented and to take a closer look at the industry snapshot that this year's event presented. Highlights include news from the world of fractionals, more on New Piper's Meridian; a supersonic bizjet, whether Japan Inc. will become involved with general aviation and updates to several development programs. By Dave Higdon.

3. Image Gallery, Part One

A collection of 22 exclusive images from the exhibit hall and from the static display at New Orleans' Lakefront Airport. Photography by Bob Kaputa.

4. Image Gallery, Part Two

You asked for for it: Here it is even more images of the 53rd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, direct from New Orleans. Photography by Bob Kaputa.