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NBAA2009 Static Display of Aircraft Mirrors Diversity of Industry

Orlando, FL, October 19, 2009 – The business aviation community is made up of a diverse mix of organizations of all types and sizes. Likewise, the aircraft exhibited at the static display at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) this week represent the variety of aircraft – including small, non-turbine-powered airplanes – that are used for business purposes. That is one reason why NBAA is hosting a Light Business Airplane Conference during this year's Annual Meeting & Convention.

"As far as light business aircraft are concerned, we have 34 aircraft on display that weigh 20,000 pounds or less," said Marti Smith, NBAA's Director Regional Forums & Static Displays. "We also have four aircraft that are piston-powered," she added.

Cessna, which is renowned for its light aircraft, not only is showing its Citation light jets, but the company has brought to Orlando its Grand Caravan single-engine turboprop and the four-seat, piston-powered 400 Corvalis TT.

Other light aircraft, which are built all over the world and on display here, include the Daher-Socata TBM 850; Diamond Aircraft DA-42; Dornier CD2 Seastar; Embraer Phenom 100 and 300; Farnborough Aircraft Kestrel; Hawker Beechcraft King Air 90, 200, 350, Beechjet 400A and Premier 1A; LoPresti Speed Merchants Fury; Piaggio P-180; and Piper Meridian and Piper Jet.

To review the list of aircraft on display this year and download a map, visit the Static Display of Aircraft web page.

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