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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Association Leaders Express Unity on Challenges Facing Industry Association Leaders Express Unity on Challenges Facing Industry

"We've found that at the core of general aviation, there's a lot of deeply passionate people willing to come together in a unified way," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen at a panel of association leaders discussing industry challenges. Read more.

Famous Pilots Fete Industry Legend Clay Lacy Famous Pilots Fete Industry Legend Clay Lacy

Clay Lacy – a 50,000-plus hour aviator, pioneer in aerial photography and business jet charter, fighter pilot, senior captain at United Airlines and fixed base operator – received NBAA's 2011 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award today. Read more.

Tweetup Offers Social Networking Tips for Business Aviation Professionals Tweetup Offers Social Networking Tips for Business Aviation Professionals

Anyone who pays even the slightest attention to new trends understands that social media is transforming the way people interact and conduct business, and the revolution is having no less of an impact on business aviation. Read more.

Analysts: China Poised to Become World's Largest Aircraft Market by 2018 Analysts: China Poised to Become World's Largest Aircraft Market by 2018

"The giant has awakened." That was the opening statement Sunday at a press conference held at NBAA2011 by two representatives from the China Business Aviation Group (CBAG), which hopes to speed progress in opening the Chinese skies to new business aircraft in the very near future. More.

At NBAA2011, Clay Lacy Recognized for Lifetime Contribution to GA Video: Clay Lacy Recognized for Lifetime Contribution to GA

Legendary pilot and entrepreneur Clay Lacy received the 2011 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, NBAA's most distinguished honor. Watch the video.

Despite Limited Resources, FAA Making Progress on Safety Initiatives Despite Limited Resources, FAA Making Progress on Safety Initiatives

A panel of FAA officials briefed a standing-room-only crowd on the agency's safety initiatives and suggested that some projects that have been stymied might be able to proceed. More.

Proactively Manage Your Aircraft As a Strategic Asset In Las Vegas, Local News Crews Hear the No Plane, No Gain Message

Most visitors to NBAA2011 appreciate the value of the annual Convention as a great venue for networking with clients and industry peers. What may be less well known is that the event also affords a unique opportunity to reach out to local television newsrooms and other media outlets. More.

Proactively Manage Your Aircraft As a Strategic Asset Proactively Manage Aircraft As Strategic Asset

Two asset management experts and an aircraft operator speaking at a session held at NBAA2011 suggested that today's aviation department manager needs to be proactively managing the company airplane using sound financial principles. More.

Video: Business Aviation Community Unites at NBAA2011 Video: Business Aviation Community Unites at NBAA2011

Industry leaders, policymakers and Attendees view NBAA2011 as a platform to continue advocacy efforts that highlight the value of business aviation to local and national economies and to fight harmful policy proposals emanating from Washington. Watch.

Exhibitor Profile: Jetshine USA Exhibitor Profile: Jetshine USA

Founded two years ago outside Rochester, NY, Jetshine USA distributes a protective aircraft coating invented in Germany, called Peramnon, a silicon-based nano-coating that Jetshine President Pat O'Neil calls "revolutionary." Read the Exhibitor profile.

NBAA Honors International, National and Local Industry Leaders at NBAA2011 NBAA Honors Industry Leaders at Convention

On NBAA2011 opening day, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen presented awards to some of the most distinguished figures in the business aviation community and those instrumental in making this year's show possible. More.

Business Aviation Opportunities and Challenges in China Opportunities and Challenges in China

It's the most enticing aviation market in the world right now, where the economy is strong and customers are beating on the doors of aviation manufacturers worldwide. But the country's aviation infrastructure is nascent and its government leery about privately operated aircraft at flight levels. Listen to the podcast.

New Guide on Reimbursement of Flight Expenses Available to Members New Reimbursement Guide for Owner-Pilots

Owner-pilots of light business airplanes (LBAs) know better than anyone how much time their aircraft has saved them, how much utility the aircraft has provided them, and how important a role their aircraft is for conducting efficient and profitable business. NBAA offers a new reimbursement resource for this segment of the NBAA Membership. Read more.

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