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NBAA Recognizes AirLifeLine for Medical Transportation Service

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, December 12, 2001 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Board of Directors today formally recognized AirLifeLine during the Media Kickoff Breakfast at the NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention. The Board Members presented AirLifeLine representatives with a statement of admiration for AirLifeLine's excellent service to humanity through the use of general aviation aircraft for medical transportation.

AirLifeLine was established in 1978 to provide transportation to individuals in need of medical attention and otherwise unable to reach an appropriate medical facility. Since its founding, AirLifeLine has flown more than 24,000 missions and 11,000,000 air miles on behalf of such individuals. The organization has a volunteer pilot base of approximately 1,500 aviators in all the contiguous states of the United States of America to provide such transportation. It was recognized by the American Cancer Society in 1999 in a national partnership to provide transportation for cancer patients in need.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of nearly 7,000 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.