The Centennial Airport Business Association (CABA) will showcase the contributions of Centennial Airport (APA) and its many aviation-related businesses and activities to the Denver area during its first-ever “Aviation Saves” Open House, scheduled for April 28 from 12-7 p.m. on the ramp between the Signature Flight Support and XJet facilities. The event is open to the public and will feature a variety of exhibits and displays, as well as entertainment for the entire family.
The focus of “Aviation Saves” is to educate the public about the many ways in which Centennial Airport and general aviation contribute to the quality of life and business in Denver, organizers say.
“It’s easy to overlook the important contributions aviation makes to the Denver economy,” said Iver Retrum, CABA chairman. “We invite the local community to join us and celebrate how ‘Aviation Saves’ as we open our doors so everyone can see and learn about the impact, value, and services that aviation provides our community.”
“Aviation Saves” partners include the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), No Plane No Gain and GA Serves America.
The event will feature static displays of various aircraft and support equipment that contribute to saving through aviation. In addition, visitors can view airplanes and helicopters used by a wide variety of first-responders and community service providers, including aero-medical programs, organ transplant organizations, forest service, firefighters, business aviation, law enforcement, relief operations, patient transport, border protection, and more.
The program kicks off at 11 a.m. with an industry luncheon for aviation-related businesses, industry professionals and CABA members. Seating capacity is limited to 300. Attendees will hear about the current state of general and business aviation, as well as the future of the industry, and how those in the business can be advocates on behalf of aviation.
Speakers at the luncheon will include: Ed Bolen, President, NBAA; Pete Bunce, President, GAMA; Jim Coyne, President, NATA; and Jack Pelton, President and CEO, Cessna Aircraft Co.
Cost for CABA members is $10, while the fee for non-members is $20.
For more information: 303-708-8590 or MyCABA.org.