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Wednesday, October 31, 2012


One Empty Seat, One Little Boy, One Company’s StoryVideo: One Empty Seat, One Little Boy, One Company’s Story

This video, presented at the NBAA/CAN Soiree on Oct. 31, tells the story of one patient and illustrates the impact of the Corporate Angel Network's mission and the lifesaving benefit provided by business aircraft operators who participate. Watch the video.

Operating Environment in China Gradually ImprovingVideo: Legendary Aviators Tuskegee Airmen Receive NBAA’s Highest Honor at NBAA2012

The Tuskegee Airmen were bestowed NBAA's highest honor – the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award – at NBAA’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention. Watch the video.

Operating Environment in China Gradually ImprovingTrio of Tuskegee Airmen Recounts Trials and Triumphs

NBAA presented its 2012 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award to a legendary group of aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen, during the second day at NBAA2012. Learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen.

Carville, Matalin Talk Politics at NBAA2012Famed Political Couple Carville and Matalin Talk Politics at NBAA2012

With Election Day just six days away, NBAA2012 attendees had the opportunity on Oct. 31 to hear from two of the country’s most famous political pundits – James Carville and Mary Matalin. Learn more.

NBAA Announces Re-election of Moore, Newton to Board of DirectorsNBAA Announces Re-election of Moore, Newton to Board of Directors

The Voting Membership of NBAA re-elected two directors, Lloyd “Fig” Newton and Scott A. Moore, during its 65th Annual Meeting held on Oct. 31 at the Orange County Convention Center. Learn more.

Reverse Trade Seminar Seeks to Advance Business Aviation in AsiaReverse Trade Seminar Seeks to Advance Business Aviation in Asia

Approximately 100 people attended a business briefing titled “U.S. Trade and Development Agency Business Aviation Briefing,” which was held on Oct. 29 in conjunction with NBAA2012 in Orlando, FL. Learn more.

Averting Shortage of Aviation Talent Requires Industry Support, CreativityAverting Shortage of Aviation Talent Requires Industry Support, Creativity

Five years ago, experts called the coming shortage of trained aviation professionals “the greatest threat to aviation safety,” but then the recession struck. An NBAA2012 session tells how industry can avert the aviation talent crisis. Learn more.

National Aviation Hall of Fame Presents Combs Gates Award to First-Time AuthorNational Aviation Hall of Fame Presents Combs Gates Award to First-Time Author

On Oct. 31, the National Aviation Hall of Fame presented its annual Combs Gates Award to first-time author Regina Wirtanen Buker during the NBAA2012 second-day general session. Learn more.

PelesysExhibitor Profile: Pelesys

Pelesys is a software developer exhibiting at NBAA’s Convention for the second time. Last year in Las Vegas, the company made its first contacts with flight departments. This year they’re looking forward to meeting new customers. Learn more.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orange County Convention CenterPhotos: Second Day General Session Highlights – Orange County Convention Center

View photos of Tuskegee Airmen representatives being presented with the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, political couple Mary Matalin and James Carville and more from the second day of the show. View photos.

Operating Environment in China Gradually ImprovingOperating Environment in China Gradually Improving

While flying to and within China still can be challenging, operators, regulators and service providers that met at NBAA2012 agreed that improvements in the operating environment are occurring. Learn more.

Static Display of Aircraft – Orange County Convention CenterPhotos: Static Display of Aircraft – Orange County Convention Center

View photos of the Static Display of Light Business Airplanes and Helicopters at the Orange County Convention Center. This display provides unprecedented access for NBAA2012 Attendees to aircraft near the indoor exhibits. View photos.

Experts Offer Guidance for iPad Implementation in Your Flight OperationExperts Offer Guidance for iPad Implementation in Your Flight Operation

A session on Oct. 30 at NBAA2012 titled “Training Solutions for Flight Deck iPad Implementation” stressed the importance of having a plan for training on the device and offered guidance for using iPads in the cockpit. Learn more.

 Skycharter LimitedExhibitor Profile: Skycharter Limited

Skycharter Limited a boutique FBO on Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) and the oldest FBO on the field. Skycharter exhibited at NBAA’s Convention for the first time last year, in Las Vegas. Learn more.

Lindbergh Foundation, Aviation Green Alliance Working for Greener SkiesVideo: Lindbergh Foundation, Aviation Green Alliance Working for Greener Skies

A new campaign from the Aviation Green Alliance has created five ads that will run in the next several months highlighting aviation's efforts to improve the environment with winglet technology. Learn more.

Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems Exhibitor Profile: Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems

Aerox is a family-owned company from southern Maine that has been manufacturing aircraft oxygen systems for over 20 years. Aerox supplies oxygen systems from beginning-to-end, and they have exhibited at NBAA’s Convention several times. Learn more.

NBAA2012 Exhibit FloorPhotos: NBAA2012 Exhibit Floor

View photos of Exhibitors and Attendees interacting on the exhibit floor of the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) at the Orange County Convention Center. View photos.

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET)

TIMET has exhibited at NBAA Conventions for at least five years. This is an extraordinarily important show for them because not only do they get to meet new customers, they can also foster relationships with existing customers. Learn more.

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