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Torch Lewis and Aviation International News Honored with NBAA’s 2002 Journalism Awards

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, September 10, 2002 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) presented its journalism awards this morning during its Kickoff Media Breakfast on the opening day of the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando. Torch Lewis of Business and Commercial Aviation magazine received the 2002 Platinum Wing Award, which recognizes excellence and lifetime achievement in journalism. The staff of Aviation International News received the Gold Wing Award, which is presented annually for excellent, accurate and insightful reporting of issues related to the business aviation industry.

Torch Lewis has delighted and informed B/CA readers for decades with his observations of the business aviation industry. The staff of Aviation International News is being honored for the October 2001 issue of the magazine, which covered post-9/11 effects on the aviation industry.

Applications for the 2003 NBAA Gold Wing Awards, which will be presented for articles or stories that appear in print, online, or on the air from June 15, 2002, to June 15, 2003, are now available. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2003. For a copy of the application, visit the NBAA web site at www.nbaa.org/pressroom.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,200 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.

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