Day one proper of the NBAA convention in Las Vegas began today with attendees digesting some big news, including last night’s announcement by Gulfstream of its largest business jet yet, the G700.

But it was rival Bombardier that captured some of the headlines with its announcement of a major initiative to exploit so-called big data in the world of business aviation.

And former basketball star Magic Johnson was at the show this morning, telling the audience at the keynote session why business aviation is crucial to his current career as a serial investor and entrepreneur.