The latest NBAA-BACE brought attendees face-to-face with hundreds of innovations at the forefront of modernizing the aviation industry. Several companies, from startups to established names, are poised to transform the future of business aviation with advanced air mobility (AAM) technology.
One AAM start-up, Overair, displayed their latest innovations with a sleek 1/10 scale Pacmin Studios exhibit model of their eVTOL concept “Butterfly.”
The Overair Butterfly model is a precision scale replica intended for marketing, exhibits, and tradeshow events. This custom model was designed from the original CAD data of the aircraft and finished with high quality automotive-grade paint and clear to reflect its full-sized counterpart as accurately as possible. The finished exhibit model was 41” (1.0 m) long with a wingspan of 56” (1.4 m). The rotor assemblies were 3D printed while the body of the aircraft was pulled from a precision cut foam tool.
Other AAM concepts at the 2021 NBAA-BACE were also introduced by Kitty Hawk, Jaunt Air Mobility, and Honeywell.
Outside the Emerging Technologies Zone, business aviation companies were excited to reconnect with customers.
Pacmin Studios models also returned on the show floor such as the iconic Boeing Business Jet cutaway and an exhibit model of the recently announced Bombardier Challenger 3500.
NBAA-BACE 2021 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 12th to 14th. The event attracted over 750 exhibitors.