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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Opening General SessionPhotos: Opening General Session

View photos from the NBAA2012 Opening General Session, held on Oct. 30 at the Orange County Convention Center. This year's show was dedicated to “the legacy of American hero Neil Armstrong.” View photos.

Video Shows Business Aviation's Role as Community LifelineVideo: Business Aviation's Role as Community Lifeline

Attendees kicked off their NBAA2012 experience on Oct. 30 in Orlando by viewing an Opening General Session video depicting the value of business aviation in connecting rural communities to the global economy. Learn more.

GAMA Says State of the Industry Remains a 'Mixed Picture'GAMA Says State of the Industry Remains a 'Mixed Picture'

Presenters from GAMA and NBAA shared their perspectives during the Media Kickoff Breakfast on the morning of Oct. 30 in Orlando, FL. GAMA's first half figures, the most recent numbers available, were promising. Learn more.

JetNet iQ Third Quarter 2012 Survey Finds More Optimism Among RespondentsJetNet iQ Third Quarter Survey Finds More Optimism Among Respondents

JetNet, an Utica, NY-based aviation market intelligence firm, released results from its 2012 Third Quarter JetNet iQ survey Tuesday during a briefing at NBAA2012 that predicts a turnaround for the business aircraft market. Learn more.

NBAA Unveils New 'No Plane No Gain' Advertising at 2012 ConventionNBAA Unveils New 'No Plane No Gain' Advertising at 2012 Convention

A new media campaign promoting the message of the No Plane No Gain was unveiled today during NBAA2012. The advertisements emphasize the size, importance and diversity of the business aviation community. Learn more.

Four New Directors Join CAM Governing BoardFour New Directors Join CAM Governing Board

On the Convention's opening day, the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board added four new directors at its annual business meeting during the Association's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention. Learn more.

New Study Highlights Business Aviation Value During 'The Great Recession'New Study Highlights Business Aviation Value During ‘The Great Recession’

A NBAA study, titled "Business Aviation: Maintaining Shareholder Value Through Turbulent Times," concludes that companies that use business aviation achieved superior financial performance. Learn more and view the study.

NBAA2012 Dedicated to Legacy of Neil ArmstrongNBAA2012 Dedicated to Legacy of Neil Armstrong

At the NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen dedicated this year’s show to American hero Neil Armstrong. The session included several distinguished speakers, including Rep. John Mica and Sen. Jerry Moran. Learn more.

NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Part 1: NBAA's Bolen Dedicates Show to American Hero Neil ArmstrongOpening General Session, Video Part 1:
NBAA's Bolen Dedicates Show to American Hero Neil Armstrong


NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Part 2: Rep. John Mica Underscores Industry's Economic ImportanceOpening General Session, Video Part 2:
Rep. John Mica Underscores Industry's Economic Importance


NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Part 3: Sen. Moran Says Industry Helps Rural Communities Connect to Global EconomyOpening General Session, Video Part 3:
Sen. Moran Says Industry Helps Rural Communities Connect to Global Economy


NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Part 4: Forbes Publisher, Pilot Rich KarlgaardOpening General Session, Video Part 4:
Forbes Publisher, Pilot Rich Karlgaard


NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Part 5: Bill Crutchfield Says Business Aviation Crucial to Company's SuccessOpening General Session, Video Part 5:
Bill Crutchfield Says Business Aviation Crucial to Company's Success


NBAA2012 Opening General Session, Part 6: Fred Smith of FedEx Receives Al Ueltschi AwardOpening General Session, Video Part 6:
Fred Smith of FedEx Receives Al Ueltschi Award


Two Industry Leaders Honored at NBAA Awards LuncheonTwo Industry Leaders Honored at NBAA Awards Luncheon

At the opening-day NBAA2012 Awards Luncheon, Robert E. Breiling received the John P. 'Jack' Doswell Award and Steve Nielsen was honored with the John H. Winant Award. Learn more.

New Economic Impact Tool Shows Value of General Aviation to StatesVideo: New Economic Impact Tool Shows Value of General Aviation to States

Advocacy group Alliance for Aviation Across America has created a new web tool to clearly illustrate the economic value of business aviation. Learn more.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orlando Executive AirportPhotos: Static Display of Aircraft, Orlando Executive Airport

View photos from the Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), where business aircraft buyers from around the globe evaluate a wide spectrum of aircraft options in person. View photos.

NBAA's Presents Journalism at NBAA2012NBAA Presents Journalism Awards at Convention

The 2012 David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award was presented to Robert Goyer, editor in chief at Flying magazine, and the 2012 NBAA Gold Wing Award was presented to Matt Thurber, senior editor of AIN Publications. Learn more.

New 'No Plane No Gain' Efforts Detailed at Media BreakfastNew ‘No Plane No Gain’ Efforts Detailed at Media Breakfast

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen unveiled new efforts to promote the grassroots value of business aviation at the No Plane No Gain Media Kickoff Breakfast, held Oct. 30 on the opening day of NBAA2012. Learn more.

Pre-Convention SetupPhotos: Pre-Convention Setup

See what it's like when NBAA builds the show: View photos of NBAA Exhibitors and staff preparing for the opening of NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) at the Orange County Convention Center. View photos.

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