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NBAA Recognizes 2012 Flying Safety Award Recipients

Association Resources Help Promote Safety Culture for Members

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, October 16, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will recognize four Member Companies for outstanding safe flying achievement during its upcoming 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) in Orlando, FL, as well as hundreds more companies that have collectively compiled thousands of hours of safe flying during the past year.

In 2012, NBAA recognizes two companies for reaching the safety milestone of flying 60 years or more without an accident – NiSource Inc. and The Procter & Gamble Co. – and two other companies for flying 50 years or more without an accident: Hormel Foods Corporation and Muscatine Corporation. The awards are based on each company's safety record compiled as of Dec. 31, 2011.

Aside from these safe flying achievement milestones, NBAA has separately notified many additional Members of awards in the following categories:

• Corporate Business Flying Safety Award – 269 companies have compiled 11,014,708 safe hours
• Commercial Business Flying Safety Award – 39 companies have compiled 1,297,120 safe hours
• Pilot Safety Award – 605 pilots have flown 4,693,404 safe hours
• Aviation Maintenance Department Safety Award – 87 companies have qualified for this award
• Maintenance/Avionics Technician Safety Award – 456 technicians have qualified for this award
• Aviation Support Services Safety Award – 497 support services personnel have qualified for this award

"For nearly five decades since the awards program was launched, business aviation has compiled an exemplary flight safety record on par with that of the commercial airlines, thanks to the dedication and efforts of individuals and companies like yours," wrote NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen in a message to this year's award recipients. "By following safety best practices and achieving accident-free operations, your company has proven to be a safety leader."

The NBAA Board of Directors established its Flying Safety Awards program in 1953, and has since recognized thousands of Member Companies and individuals for their aviation safety records. A total of 77 companies have received Safe Flying Achievement Awards since the founding of this award category in 1998.

NBAA and its Member Companies are committed to making business aviation as safe as possible, as evidenced by the list of 2012 NBAA Flying Safety Award winners. The Association offers a wide range of resources to help promote a culture of safety in business aviation operations, including safety management system resources and support of safety events at the national and regional levels.

Additionally, NBAA’s Safety Committee comprises more than two dozen distinguished individuals who are committed to enhancing all aspects of business aviation safety by providing materials, advice and guidance on matters relating to the safe operation of aircraft.

Learn more about the NBAA Flying Safety Awards and review the full list of 2012 award recipients at www.nbaa.org/safetyawards.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (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 9,000 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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