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NBAA 12th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Draws More Than 1,000 Attendees

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, March 12, 2001 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 12th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference attracted 1,138 Attendees to Nashville on January 31 to February 2, including 110 first-time Attendees, for two-and-a-half days of educational sessions, speakers and networking. In addition, 157 exhibiting companies displayed business aviation products and services during the Conference, an increase of 23 over last year’s event.

Featured speakers included NBAA President Jack Olcott, who was the keynote presenter during the Opening General Session; NBAA Board Member David Vornholt of Penske Corporation, who welcomed new Attendees and participated in panel discussions; and NBAA Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs Pete West, who offered insight into the nation’s new political landscape during a luncheon. In particular, West emphasized the importance of participation by business aviation professionals, including schedulers and dispatchers, in the legislative and political process.

In all, 82 Conference sessions were offered, including workshops and panel discussions, that focused on training, technology, and other issues of importance to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. Other highlights of the event included the first Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP) Course, offered as part of a new training program to increase the professionalism of business aviation schedulers and dispatchers, and the awarding of $25,000 in scholarship funds to seven recipients.

The 13th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be held in Orlando, FL on January 13 to 15, 2002. For more information, contact NBAA’s Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or jevans@nbaa.org.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,400 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.