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NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) represents the most productive and efficient opportunity for business – there's no other aviation event that can match it. From October 10 to 12, 2011, key operators and industry leaders are meeting in Las Vegas, NV, to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for business aviation activity for the year ahead.

Review this Online News Bureau site for articles, videos, podcasts, presentations, photos and company profiles from the world's largest civil aviation trade show.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

By Every Yardstick, NBAA2011 an Outstanding SuccessBy Every Yardstick, NBAA2011 an Outstanding Success

As the third and final day of NBAA2011 drew to a close, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked Exhibitors and Attendees for what he called "a highly successful show." Read the press release.

New NBAA Board Chairman Will Bring Owner-Operator's Perspective to RoleNew NBAA Board Chairman Will Bring Owner-Operator's Perspective to Role

As CEO and chief pilot for Manitoba Corporation, newly elevated NBAA Board Chairman Richard Shine flies his own Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop twin on company business. Shine said he hopes to bring an owner-operator's perspective to his position. More.

Exhibitor Profile: Flightline SystemsExhibitor Profile: Flightline Systems

As a manufacturer of engine monitoring systems for piston and turboprop airplanes, Flightline's main customers are engine upgrade integrators. Many of those integrators come to NBAA's Convention to exhibit themselves or to find business partners, which is why Flightline needs to be here. Read more.

TSA Gives Inside Look at Major Security InitiativesTSA Gives Inside Look at Major Security Initiatives

It's not everyday that business aviation professionals have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with officials at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), but one well-attended NBAA2011 session provided just that chance. Read more.

Exhibitor Profile: Flightline SystemsExhibitor Profile: Aircraft Cabin Systems

For Aircraft Cabin Systems (ACS), NBAA2011 offers a unique opportunity to meet with existing customers and court new ones. The company makes high-end LCD displays and monitors for clients in a variety of markets, including business aviation. Read more.

NBAA Static Display of Aircraft Continues to EvolveNBAA Static Display of Aircraft Continues to Evolve

This year's Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) featured 85 aircraft, 37 Exhibitors, 50 tents and numerous chalets spread over 630,000 square feet. Read more.

Exhibitor Profile: Flightline SystemsExhibitor Profile: Cobham

Cobham is an international manufacturer of leading-edge aerospace and defense technology systems for military and civil aviation clients. With sales of more than $3 billion, the company services customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 11,000 people on five continents. Read more.

Students See Diversity of Business Aviation Careers Up CloseStudents See Diversity of Business Aviation Careers Up Close

More than 100 university students came to NBAA2011 to learn more about working in the industry and take part in Careers in Business Aviation Day on the third day of the Convention.
Learn more.

NBAA and Regional Groups Come Together to Promote IndustryNBAA and Regional Groups Come Together to Promote Industry

NBAA regional representatives and several dozen officials from the 65 local and regional business aviation groups across the country continue to explore ways to facilitate the growth and effectiveness of these industry-promoting organizations. More.

Financing An Aircraft May Be Easier, but Lenders Insist on TransparencyFinancing An Aircraft May Be Easier, but Lenders Insist on Transparency

The worst of the country's financial crisis may be over, but its impact on business aviation is not, as banks, leasing companies and other lenders more closely scrutinize the credit worthiness of borrowers and the quality of the aircraft being financed. More.

Two Aviation Executives Launch Grassroots No Plane No Gain EffortTwo Aviation Executives Launch Grassroots No Plane No Gain Effort

By adapting advocacy materials developed under the No Plane No Gain program, two industry executives are planning to create an easy-to-use multimedia presentation that people can use to launch their own grassroots efforts. Read more.

Panelists Say, When Buying a Business Aircraft, Consult the ExpertsIn China, Opportunities Growing Fast, Challenges Diminishing Gradually

In all of Mainland China, there were only about 200 business aircraft for years, but that number has doubled in the last six months. "When numbers like that start to double, before you know it, this will be a significant region for our industry," said Jay Mesinger. Read more.

ForeFlightExhibitor Profile: ForeFlight

ForeFlight is a company that makes apps for pilots. Founded only four years ago, the 10-person company is already one of the leading providers of flight planning, chart management and pre-flight weather apps for the iPad. Read more.

Local Business Supports Visitors to NBAA2011 Static DisplayLocal Business Supports Visitors to NBAA2011 Static Display

With the thousands of Attendees on-site at NBAA2011 in Las Vegas, it takes an army to support the onslaught of visitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport (HND), home to the Static Display of Aircraft. One businesswoman tells how her restaurant at the airport took steps to prepare for the event. Listen to the interview. Listen to the interview.

Panelists Say, When Buying a Business Aircraft, Consult the ExpertsPanelists Say, When Buying a Business Aircraft, Consult the Experts

Perhaps the most important thing to remember when buying a business aircraft is never go through the process on your own. That's especially true for first-time buyers, panelists said during a Tuesday session at NBAA2011. Read more.

National Aviation Hall of Fame Presents Combs Gates Award to Documentary Filmmaker at NBAA2011 Combs Gates Award Presented to Documentary Filmmaker

During NBAA2011, the National Aviation Hall of Fame presented its Combs Gates Award to independent documentary filmmaker Heather Taylor, with the help of aviation luminaries like Harrison Ford, Gene Cernan, Bob Hoover and others. Read more.

Exhibitor Profile: Flight Explorer Exhibitor Profile: Flight Explorer

With 40 people on staff, Flight Explorer, which provides a real-time fleet management tool, has been in business since 1947 and has been coming to NBAA's Convention "since the beginning." Read more.

New Instrument Procedures at HND Just in Time for NBAA2011New Instrument Procedures at HND

NBAA's Bob Lamond, director, air traffic services & infrastucture, tells how the Association and the Las Vegas Airspace Users Council worked tirelessly with area air traffic control stakeholders to make arriving and departing Henderson Executive Airport (HND) easier and safer – and just in time for NBAA2011. Listen now.

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