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Don't Miss Key Events Taking Place During NBAA2010

October 19-21, Atlanta, GA

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, October 12, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will hold its 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta, GA on October 19-21, 2010. NBAA2010 will include approximately 25,000 Attendees, 1,000 Exhibitors at the Georgia World Congress Center, and a Static Display of Aircraft at Dekalb-Peachtree (PDK) airport.

The Annual Meeting & Convention is the fourth largest trade show in the United States, and the world’s largest purely-civil aviation trade show. In addition to the Exhibit floor and displays, over 100 education sessions are open to those interested in seeing and learning about all that is new in the world of business aviation.

Media may register – at no cost – for events online at www.nbaa.org/2010, or on-site at the Georgia World Congress Center. The following are among the major events planned as part of this year’s show.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Community Outreach Program for Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Metropolitan Atlanta (Brookhaven) Boys & Girls Club
Atlanta, GA

Volunteers will build a new playground, refurbish a teen center, resurface an outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, build an outdoor classroom, repaint walls and more. All upgrades will be designed with an aviation theme. Learn more at www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2010/community-outreach

NBAA2010 Annual Chairman’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stone Mountain Golf Club
1145 Stonewall Jackson Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

The NBAA Chairman’s Charity Classic golf tournament, founded in 1997, has raised over $400,000 for various charities. All proceeds from the 2010 event will benefit NBAA Charities, which raises funds to support Corporate Angel Network (CAN), which coordinates business aircraft flights for cancer victims to treatment centers.

  • 10:00 am – Registration
  • 12:00 pm – Shotgun Start
  • 5:00 pm – Awards Reception


Monday, October 18, 2010

Media Day Exhibitor Press Conferences

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Rooms B207-B210

Members of the media are invited to visit exhibits and attend Exhibitor press conferences. A preliminary schedule of press conferences is posted on the NBAA2010 web site at www.nbaa.org/2010. A final press conference schedule will be posted in the NBAA2010 Press Room, which opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010.

Cessna/NBAA Single-Pilot Safety Standdown


9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center

Safety presentations will draw on actual experiences of pilots using general aviation aircraft for business purposes. The sessions will emphasize peer-to-peer information sharing.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010
 

NBAA/GAMA Media Kickoff Breakfast

7:00 am – 8:15 am
Georgia World Congress Center
Hall B, Exhibit Floor, Room B101

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and General Aviation Manufacturers Association President and CEO Pete Bunce will provide a briefing on the status of NBAA2010 as well as an overview about the state of the business aviation industry. NBAA’s Gold Wing Award and Platinum Wing Award, both for excellence in journalism, will be issued.

NBAA2010 Opening General Session and Ribbon Cutting


8:30 am – 10:00 am
Georgia World Congress Center
Hall B, Exhibit Floor, Room B101

Speakers include:

  • Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue
  • Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt
  • Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole
  • Cox Enterprises President and CEO Jimmy Hayes
  • NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen

Representatives from the National Aviation Hall of Fame will present the Combs-Gates Award honoring those who preserve air and space history.

NBAA2010 Exhibit Floor


10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center

More than 1,000 Exhibiting Companies will be represented.

NBAA2010 Static Display of Aircraft


9:00 am – 6:00 pm
DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK)
Host FBO: Atlantic Aviation

More than 90 business aircraft are included in this sold-out display. The display is open to all registered Convention Attendees, with shuttle service available from the Georgia World Congress Center.

NBAA2010 Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference – Day 1

Sessions held from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Georgia World Congress Center

NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will jointly host the Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference, to help their members of both Associations get the most value from their light business airplanes. Education sessions will be focused on entrepreneurs and other businesspeople who fly their own airplanes.

Continuing Exhibitor Press Conferences


10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Rooms B207-B210


Wednesday, October 20

NBAA Exhibit Hall and Static Display of Aircraft

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center and DeKalb Peachtree Airport

NBAA2010 Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference – Day 2


Sessions held from 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Georgia World Congress Center

NBAA Scholarship Announcements


9:00 am – 10:00 am
Georgia World Congress Center
Room B207

Recipients of 2010 NBAA Scholarships will be announced, including:

  • The Alan Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship
  • The Lawrence Ginocchio Scholarship
  • The Nordam Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship
  • The USAAIG PDP Scholarship and
  • The William Fanning Maintenance Scholarship.

Second-Day Opening General Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center
Hall B, Exhibit Floor, Room B101

This first-ever general session to be held on the Convention’s second day will include:

  • A tribute to the people and companies involved in providing relief for the victims of the January 12 earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti;
  • Recognition by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt of six business aviation legends who have achieved a Wright Brothers Master Pilot Certificate from the FAA. The recipients, who will be recognized in person, include:

o    Neil Armstrong
o    Gene Cernan
o    Bob Hoover
o    Clay Lacy
o    Russ Meyer and
o    Arnold Palmer

  • Recognition for Palmer with the NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, the Association's highest honor given annually to an individual who has made significant, identifiable contributions that have advanced aviation interests over a lifetime of personal dedication.


Continuing Convention Exhibitor Press Conferences

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Rooms B207-B209

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit


6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center
Murphy Ballroom

This event will feature live and silent auctions to raise funds for CAN. The live auction, which will feature famed auctioneer Tom "Spanky" Assiter, will be emceed by aviator-journalist Miles O’Brien. The event will conclude with a performance by the legendary rock band Chicago.


Thursday, October 21


NBAA Exhibit Hall and Static Display of Aircraft

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center and Dekalb Peachtree Airport

Careers in Business Aviation Day


9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Georgia World Congress Center

Careers in Business Aviation Day will provide an opportunity for students to meet with hundreds of aviation professionals and university representatives, and learn how to turn a passion for aviation into a rewarding education and a fulfilling career. Open to, and free for students in middle school, high school and college interested in exploring careers in aviation.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and 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.

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