Washington, DC, April 30, 2014 – National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2014 Maintenance Management Conference (MMC2014), held from April 22 to 24 in Tampa, FL, once again proved its value and staying power as the nation’s premier event focusing on business aviation maintenance.
Nearly 750 attendees took part in the three-day event, which featured 140 exhibits at the Tampa Convention Center, including four state-of-the-art vehicles on a static display. MMC2014 also featured 20 well-attended education and professional development sessions, as well as a closing general session devoted to future changes coming in aviation.
“Last week’s show was successful by all measures, continuing MMC’s position as the largest and most valuable business aviation focused maintenance event in the country,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president, operational excellence and professional development.
Education topics ranged from Part 21 certification procedures for products and parts, to hangar modernization, managing aircraft interiors and how to find a good auditor.
“With its singular focus on business aviation maintenance management topics and issues, MMC fulfills a real need in the industry and provides a unique forum for those in maintenance to network, learn, and find out about the latest products and services,” said NBAA Maintenance Committee Chairman Jim Sparks, with Richardson Aviation.
MMC2014 also raised more than $30,000 for the NBAA Maintenance Technical Rewards & Career Scholarship (TRACS). Revenues for Maintenance TRACS were raised through a silent auction, a Snap-on Toolbox raffle and a charity golf event. A special conference session was devoted to TRACS program highlights, recognition of sponsoring organizations and award presentations for 2014 recipients.
Next year, MMC2015 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR from May 5 to 7, 2015.
“We are already planning for next year’s conference, which we expect will continue to build off the success of all previous MMC shows as the event for all business aviation maintenance professionals to attend,” said Nichols.