NBAA-BACE 2017 Las Vegas


NBAA-BACE 2017 Las Vegas

Robert Brady | - 09/25/2017

NBAA-BACE 2017 Las Vegas: One of the world’s largest gatherings of aviation industry professionals gets underway in Las Vegas from October 10-12. An estimated 27,000 aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, and their clients will visit the Nevada city to talk business over the course of the three-day event. Here’s the information you need to make your mission to Las Vegas a success. 

McCarran International Airport
  • IATA Code: LAS
  • ICAO Code: KLAS
  • Latitude/Longitude: N36-04.8 / W 115-09.1
  • Elevation: 2181 feet / 685m
  • Fuel types: Jet A1, AVGAS
  • Time Zone: UTC -7 (until Nov 5, then UTC +8)

Private and Non-Scheduled Commercial category flights: 

  • TSA Waiver required if domestic flights are planned or possible
  • TSA waiver not required if operating to international airports only e.g. EGSS-KTEB-EGSS
  • TSA Waiver also not required if aircraft’s MTOW is less than 100,309lbs
  • All operations must have confirmed handling and parking, CBP must be notified in advance and a full APIS crew and pax manifest filed in advance of aircraft’s arrival
  • If aircraft is carrying Head of State or high-ranking government officials, U.S. Department of State approval is required
  • Note: Due to limited ramp space, aircraft will not be moved to the terminal ramp for departure but will depart from its parking position

Other permit considerations:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Route Authorization for landing and overflying is required for aircraft registered in China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, and Syria
  • Border Overflight Exemption is required when flying from Southern Americas region to a destination within the USA or Canada
  • Permit to Proceed is required for commercial category ops when operating domestic sectors – relates to cabotage concerns

Parking restrictions

  • During special events, parking will be limited due to airport congestion
  • Suitable alternates are Reno KRNO and Ontario KONT

NOTAM: Currently, there is nothing significant in effect.

Fuel service: 

  • Expect fuel uplifts provided via fuel truck/tanker
  • Hydrant stands also available but mainly only on the commercial apron

Baggage Clearance:

  • Security screening is mandatory for all international arrivals
  • Screening on departure is at the discretion of local CBP authorities but usually occurs
  • Security screening on domestic sectors is generally not required although random checks are known to occur

Airport Embarkation Tax:

Usually, the airport taxes imposed are included in the final aircraft handling bill. Expect to pay at most airports in the region of US$18 per person which is charged separately for each arrival and departure.

Ground Transport

Bus/taxi/car rental availability: There are good options for public transport and taxis with many car rental companies also available.


Close to the airport:

  • Marriott Courtyard Las Vegas South
  • Best Western McCarran Inn
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas Airport
  • ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Four Seasons Las Vegas
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
  • Doubletree Club Las Vegas Airport
  • Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas South
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Las Vegas South
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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