Aviation professionals gathered this week for the North Carolina Airports Association (NCAA) Conference, where an achievement in the Triad garnered some attention.

The annual conference was held in Pinehurst, with economic development as its main theme.

Conversations were held on community marketing strategies and how airports can best utilize grants, technical assistance, and business development support.

There was also a panel discussion on how the city of Greensboro and Piedmont Triad International Airport recruited Boom Supersonic to locate a manufacturing facility at PTI.

The project garnered praise from John Ferguson, current president of the NCAA.

"We take the phrase 'First in Flight' very seriously," says Ferguson. "North Carolina is really becoming a leader in maintenance, repair, and overhaul companies and aircraft manufacturing, such as Boom and HondaJet."

State officials joined Boom Supersonic representatives in January to break ground at the future Overture Superfactory. 

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