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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, August 27, 2003

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's e-mail newsletter for NBAA Associate Members, covering the latest news, announcements and deadlines for Exhibitors and Sponsors at NBAA events. Click on the links below to find additional details on NBAA's web site at www.nbaa.org or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to [email protected].


NBAA TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF FLIGHT WITH MORE THAN 1,000 EXHIBITORS
Currently, 1,002 Exhibiting Companies are registered for the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held October 7, 8, 9, 2003, in Orlando, FL. Only six weeks away, the event also is expected to draw more than 30,000 Attendees and include 135 aircraft on Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport. The Convention's Opening General Session will feature new NBAA President Shelley A. Longmuir as well as keynote speakers FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey and U.S. Representative John L. Mica (R-FL 7th), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee. Several exciting observances of the 100th anniversary of powered flight are also planned. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030819-049.php

CESSNA, RAYTHEON TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS AT NBAA2003
Expect Cessna and Raytheon Aircraft to be in the forefront among companies making major product announcements at the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention in October. Cessna, which at last year's Convention announced the Citation CJ3 and Mustang very light jet, said it will have another new product announcement, but wouldn't disclose whether it would be a turbine- or piston-powered aircraft. Some sources say Cessna may announce two new products. Raytheon Aircraft, which currently is nearing certification of its super-midsize Hawker Horizon, also will announce a "significant" product upgrade. Speculation is that it might be a Premier II, a stretched version of the Premier I. Meanwhile, Raytheon Aircraft recently celebrated the completion of the Premier I's 100th composite fuselage. Raytheon had delivered 59 Premier Is by mid-August, 11 in the first half of this year with 38 more planned for shipment by year end. The NBAA Convention is an ideal place for any company to make announcements of interest to the entire business aviation community. Schedule a Press Conference by contacting NBAA's Cassandra Bosco at [email protected], or learn more at:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/mediarelations.htm

ADVANCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPT. 26
The deadline for NBAA2003 Advance Registration for Delegates and Exhibitors is September 26. Any registration forms received after September 26 will be considered on-site registration, and the registration fees for Delegates will be $25 higher, except for students. For more information, contact NBAA's Marti Smith at [email protected] or visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/register.htm

PRIME STATIC DISPLAY SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE
NBAA still has prime Static Display of Aircraft space available to display your company's aircraft, product or service, and now is the best time to secure the best available space. You don't have to have an indoor booth at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center in order to exhibit at the Static Display on Orlando Executive Airport. If you already have secured Static Display space, NBAA can work closely with you to expand your space to accommodate additional aircraft. Also, consider bringing historic aircraft to help NBAA celebrate 100 years of flight. Contact NBAA's Bill Miller at [email protected] or Joe Hart at [email protected] for availability and pricing information. For general Static Display Exhibitor information, including links to a Static Display map and registration forms, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/staticdisplay.htm

NBAA REQUESTS INFORMATION FROM STATIC DISPLAY EXHIBITORS ASAP
NBAA asks all Static Display of Aircraft Exhibitors to send their Aircraft Information Request Form, Addendum to Application and certificate of insurance to NBAA as soon as possible. These forms are provided in the NBAA Exhibitor Service Kit under the Association and General Information tabs. For additional copies of these forms, contact NBAA's Joe Hart at [email protected]. For general Static Display Exhibitor information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/staticdisplay.htm

SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR FLYING TO NBAA CONVENTION
In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating to and from the Orlando, FL area in conjunction with the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention this October, the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center has established a Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for this event. Slot reservations will be required for domestic, non-scheduled IFR arrivals and departures at Orlando-area airports from October 5 through October 9. Operators are encouraged to review and familiarize themselves with the NOTAM at:
www.faa.gov/ntap/NTAP03AUG7/SP03039.HTM

SAFETY AWARDS BANQUET RECOGNIZES FLYING SAFETY AND INDUSTRY LEADERS
The NBAA Safety Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 9 will honor the recipients of the 2003 NBAA Flying Safety Awards, including seven companies that will receive the milestone 50 Year Safety Flying Achievement Award. Also recognized at the Banquet will be Sam B. Williams, recipient of the 2003 NBAA Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation; Byron M. "Skip" Reed, recipient of the 2003 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award; Fred McIntosh, recipient of the NBAA Staff Lifetime Achievement Award; and six First Century of Flight Award winners: Serge Dassault, David Ewald, Edward King Jr., Jerome F. "Jerry" Lederer, Ray Siegfried and John Tucker. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030825-051.php