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Member Companies Honored With 2009 Flying Safety Awards

October 20, 2009, Orlando, FL – The Association today will recognize eight Member Companies with 2009 NBAA Flying Safety Awards during a luncheon at the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention.

"Safety is and should be at the forefront of every business aviation operation, and it gives me great pleasure to congratulate these Member Companies on their track record of safe operations," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Lennox International Inc., Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. and Walter Industries, Inc. received the 50 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award, which recognizes NBAA Members that have flown 50 years or more without an accident. Including this year's recipients, 63 NBAA Members have received this award since its inception in 1998.

Becton Dickinson & Co., Florida Power & Light Co., General Dynamics, Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Owens-Illinois, Inc. received the prestigious 60 Year Safe Flying Achievement Award, which recognizes Members that have flown 60 years or more without an accident.

Established in 1953, the NBAA Flying Safety Awards bring worldwide recognition to the excellent safety record of business aviation and acknowledge NBAA Members for exceptional achievement in maintaining safe flying operations. The awards also are testimony to the high degree of professionalism inherent in business aircraft operations, and to the skill, ability and dedication of management, maintenance, support service and pilot teams.

In addition to these 50 Year and 60 Year Safe Flying Achievement Awards, this year NBAA also granted Flying Safety Awards to a total of 242 Member Companies for safe hours flown during the period ending December 31, 2008, as well as to 575 pilots, 72 aviation maintenance departments, 376 maintenance/avionics technicians and 302 support services personnel, all employed by NBAA Member Companies.

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