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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, October 1, 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 exupdate@nbaa.org.


NBAA STAFF PHONE NUMBERS IN ORLANDO
This week, almost the entire NBAA Convention Staff is available on-site at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) to assist Exhibitors arriving for the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention. Below are the mobile phone numbers for the NBAA Convention Staff in Florida. Don't hesitate to contact them if you need assistance.
- Kathleen Blouin, Vice President, Conventions & Seminars, (202) 361-6387
- Linda Peters, Director, Exhibits, (202) 415-1297
- Marti Smith, Senior Manager, Exhibit Services, (202) 415-1387
- Deb Hanson, Senior Manager, Housing & Special Events, (202) 415-1208
- Sandy Wirtz, Director, Seminars, (202) 415-1269
- Bill Miller, Senior Marketing Manager/Static Display Mgmt, (202) 415-1253
- Joe Hart, Manager, Ops Service Group/Static Display Mgmt, (202) 415-1219
- Suzanne Cole, Senior Manager, Regional Forums, (202) 281-4564

NBAA2003 BEGINS NEXT WEEK WITH A RECORD 1,067 EXHIBITORS
Next week on October 7, 8, 9, NBAA "Celebrates 100 Years of Flight" at the Association's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention with a special "Countdown to Kitty Hawk" exhibit showcasing the most authentic replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer. Compared to last year's Convention -- which closed with 1,011 Exhibitors -- this year 1,067 Exhibiting Companies currently are registered for NBAA2003, including 19 Exhibitors appearing only at the NBAA Static Display of Aircraft on Orlando Executive Airport, where 105 aircraft will be shown. NBAA2003 also will feature special guests and speakers from all areas of the aviation community, including FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, House Aviation Subcommittee chairman John L. Mica (R-FL 7th), astronauts Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan, FAA regulator Nick Sabatini and Wright Brothers National Memorial park ranger Darrell Collins. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003

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 NBAA2003, 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. To assist Static Display Exhibitors and Attendees, NBAA contracted with the FAA to provide a flight service station (FSS) inside the NBAA Static Display Registration Hangar. For more information about the STMP, contact NBAA's Operations Service Group at info@nbaa.org or review the NOTAM online at:
http://www2.faa.gov/ntap/NTAP03SEPT4/SP03039.HTM

EXHIBITOR LOUNGE AND NBAA CAFÉ
Exhibitors who need a break to relax and refuel may stop at the Exhibitor Lounge, sponsored by TÜV America, Inc. and located at Booth 4001 in Hall C of the OCCC. In addition, a full-service restaurant will be available in Hall E of the OCCC. The NBAA Café is able to accommodate up to 1,000 patrons at a time. Menus will vary each day from sandwiches to hot meals. For reservations, call the Levy Service Desk at (407) 685-5052 or visit the restaurant reservation desk in Lobby C of the OCCC. Walk-ins also will be accepted. The NBAA Café will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. To review an exhibit floorplan, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/floorplan.htm

NBAA2003 EXHIBITOR PARKING PRIVILEGES AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY
Parking is available to Exhibitors at the OCCC for $10 per day. Exhibitors are eligible for "in-and-out" privileges from Wednesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 12, if they present Exhibitor badge credentials at the parking ticket booth. For other Exhibitor general information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/general.htm

COUNTDOWN TO KITTY HAWK EXHIBIT AT NBAA2003
Through special arrangements by Eclipse Aviation, NBAA2003 will feature EAA's "Countdown to Kitty Hawk" exhibit, a celebration of the Centennial of Flight presented by Ford Motor Company, with supporting sponsors Microsoft Flight Simulator, Northrop Grumman, Eclipse and NBAA. The exhibit, located in Hall C of the OCCC, will feature an authentic Wright Flyer replica, in its last appearance before a "first flight" re-enactment this December 17 in Kitty Hawk, NC. In addition, visitors can fly Wright Flyer simulators, enjoy interactive exhibits honoring the greatest aviation innovations of the first 100 years of powered flight, and learn about the NBAA-sponsored Wright Again project, which tracks the day-by-day progress in the development of the original 1903 Wright Flyer. Visit EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk web site at http://www.countdowntokittyhawk.com. Visit the Wright Again web site at:
http://www.wrightagain.com

STATIC DISPLAY INSURANCE FORMS ARE PAST DUE
NBAA Static Display Exhibitors: If you have not submitted your NBAA2003 Static Display insurance forms yet, they are now past due. In addition, if you have submitted your forms but have been contacted by NBAA's Joe Hart or Bill Miller, your company may not be in compliance. NBAA must obtain the following from your company before any Static Display setup can commence: (1) Certificates of Insurance and (2) Addendum to Application for Static Display Space. Direct questions to NBAA's Joe Hart at (202) 415-1219 or NBAA's Bill Miller at (202) 415-1253. To view and download the complete NBAA2003 Static Display insurance requirements and the Addendum to Application for Static Display Space, visit the web at:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/staticdisplay.htm

GALAXY AVIATION DONATES PORTION OF FUEL SALES TO NBAA GOLF CLASSIC
Galaxy Aviation will make a charitable contribution of 10 cents for each gallon of fuel purchased by NBAA Members during NBAA2003 next week. Galaxy's contribution will go to NBAA's Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament, which this year benefits The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women. Part of Orlando Regional Healthcare, this hospital is dedicated exclusively to the needs of children and women, featuring a regional center for neonatal care, maternal intensive care unit, pediatric trauma center and children's heart program. To learn more, visit http://www.arnoldpalmerhospital.org. Galaxy Aviation operates full-service FBOs at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), Boca Raton Airport (BCT), Witham Field Airport (SUA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). For more information about the Classic, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2003/golf

EXHIBITORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND NBAA SEMINARS DURING THE CONVENTION
NBAA Exhibitors are invited to attend any of several Seminars to be held in conjunction with NBAA2003, including NBAA's Emergency Response Planning Workshop, Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop, Fatigue Management Workshop, Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses, Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Course, Maintenance Manual Workshop, 12th Annual Tax Conference and Flight Operations Manual Workshop. Separate payment is required for pre- and post-Convention Seminars, which includes registration for the Convention and Static Display of Aircraft. Review the full NBAA2003 program schedule at:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/programschedule.htm

NBAA INTERNET CAFÉS
Two Internet Cafés will be located within the Exhibit Hall of the OCCC. GlobalAir.com is sponsoring the Internet Café located at Booth 353. Aircraft Shopper Online is sponsoring the Internet Café located at Booth 6543 in Hall D. Internet Cafés will be open during regular exhibit hours. To review an exhibit floorplan, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/floorplan.htm

GET A SNEAK PEAK AT LABACE2004 AND EBACE2004
Exhibitors can visit Booth 4567, located in Hall C of the OCCC, to learn more about LABACE, the only Latin American exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, and EBACE, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation. LABACE2004 will take place April 15, 16, 17, 2004, in São Paulo, Brazil. EBACE2004, will take place May 25, 26, 27, 2004, in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions

NEXT NBAA REGIONAL FORUM TO BE HELD IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ ON NOV. 13
Make plans now to exhibit at NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, on November 13. This one-day event, hosted by Scottsdale AirCenter, will feature more than 40 aircraft on Static Display, 60 Exhibitors and a full slate of informational sessions. Exhibit space is limited. For more information or to obtain application forms, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at scole@nbaa.org or visit the web at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20031113

2004 NBAA REGIONAL FORUM SCHEDULE SET
NBAA has selected the following U.S. dates and locations for the 2004 Business Aviation Regional Forum program: March 10 in West Palm Beach, June 24 in Chicago, August 26 in Seattle and November 18 in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Exhibitor information for the entire 2004 program will mail in November, but mark your calendars and budget accordingly now. For more information, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at scole@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/forums