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Business Aviation Community Members Recognized for Service and Contributions to NBAA Committees and Industry

Gregory Kuta, Steve Crawford and Greg Graber Recognized During NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or [email protected]

ORLANDO, FL, November 9, 2005 – Gregory Kuta, Steve Crawford and Greg Graber are being recognized by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week for their contributions to the business aviation community.

NBAA recognized Kuta, of the Eaton Corporation, with the NBAA Silk Scarf Award, which is traditionally given to individuals in recognition of special contributions to the business aviation community. The award was presented by NBAA Vice President, Safety & Regulation Douglas Carr.

Now retiring as aviation department manager for Eaton, Kuta served on many NBAA Standing Committees throughout his career, including the Learjet Series and Honeywell TFE731 Subcommittees of the NBAA Technical Committee and the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee. Kuta has worked throughout his career to promote business aviation regionally and, in 2003, he was recognized with the Learjet Safety Standdown Recipient of Superior Aviation Safety Award on behalf of Eaton Flight Operations.

The Learjet Subcommittee of the NBAA Technical Committee recognized Steve Crawford, of Learjet, with a Committee Service Award for his service to the subcommittee in support of the Learjet operating community. The award was presented to Crawford by Mike Waggoner, Learjet Subcommittee chairman and quality control manager for Wal-Mart Stores.

Described as dependable, innovative and a passionate team player, Crawford was recognized for providing the best service to his customers and for finding new ways to improve aircraft processes and reliability. Crawford served as Learjet's representative in support of the NBAA Learjet Subcommittee since late 1997, when he joined the Learjet as director of customer support engineering.

The Beechjet Subcommittee of the NBAA Technical Committee recognized Greg Graber, of Raytheon Aircraft, with the Committee Service Award for his past contributions as customer support manager for the Beechjet/Diamond/Hawker 400 series operating community. The award was presented by Jim Stevenson, Beechjet Subcommittee chairman and aviation manager, Hughes-Ergon.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.