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Monday, October 10, 2011

Video: We Are Business Aviation At NBAA2011, Government, Business Leaders Highlight Business Aviation Value

"Every state benefits from general aviation," Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) told Attendees on opening day. "This industry provides 1.2 million manufacturing and service jobs." The senator's message was delivered by each of the policymakers and businesspeople sharing the stage. Read more.

NBAA, GAMA Detail Shared Advocacy Initiatives NBAA, GAMA Detail Shared Advocacy Initiatives

At the No Plane No Gain Media Kickoff Breakfast, NBAA and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) leaders described how they have redoubled their efforts during the past year to burnish the industry's image and fight a series of harmful policy proposals emanating from Washington, DC. More.

Video: We Are Business Aviation Video: Former U.S. Senate Leader and Surgeon Bill Frist Honored at NBAA2011

Esteemed doctor, pilot and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, recipient of NBAA's Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership, reflects on his life-saving efforts worldwide, and the importance of business aviation to those endeavors. Watch.

Convention Promotes 'Stop User Fees' Message Convention Promotes 'Stop User Fees' Message

NBAA2011 is being used to focus the business aviation community on the need to continue its advocacy efforts, both nationally and at the grassroots level. One of the industry's top current advocacy priorities is ensuring that the "Stop User Fees" message is heard loud and clear by federal lawmakers. More.

Airports of Northwest Florida Exhibitor Profile: Airports of Northwest Florida

For four years, a coalition of local businesses and governments in Okaloosa County, has been exhibiting at NBAA's Convention to attract aerospace companies to the region's three public-use airports. Currently, they're focused on turning Crestview Bob Sikes Airport (CEW) into an aerospace hub. More.

Video: We Are Business Aviation Video: Outdoor Static Display at the Convention Center

It was a feat of logistical marvel as a dozen aircraft were carefully towed from McCarran International Airport (LAS) to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The result: a first-ever static display at the entrance to the convention center itself. Watch.

Longtime and Brand New Members Share High Hopes at NBAA Coffee SocialLongtime and Brand-New Members Share High Hopes at NBAA Coffee Social

In what's fast becoming a popular Convention tradition, current and prospective Members gathered with NBAA Board and staff members at the Headquarters Booth on opening day for coffee and conversation. Read more.

Rose Aircraft ServicesRose Aircraft Services

Based on Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport (MEZ) in Arkansas's Ouachita Mountains, Rose Aircraft Services is a family-owned aircraft refurbishment shop that's been in business since 1964. For at least 30 of those years, Rose Aircraft has been exhibiting at NBAA's Convention. Read more.

Visit NBAA Partners in Las Vegas and Get the Most From Your Membership Visit NBAA Partners in Las Vegas and Get the Most From Your Membership

NBAA partners with several companies to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits, services and products that give Member Companies of all types and sizes the tools they need to make the best use of their business aircraft. Learn more.

Heavy Structures Exhibitor Profile: Heavy Structure

Heavy Structures, a business of about 20 people based in Kansas City, MO, builds aircraft hangars. The company has done everything from delivering just the materials for a small aircraft hangar to constructing the U.S. Navy's largest hangar in the world in Jacksonville, FL. Read more.

Did You Know NBAA Membership Applies to All Company Employees? Did You Know NBAA Membership Applies to All Company Employees?

Once a company joins NBAA, everyone who works there can access the full suite of Member benefits and services the Association offers. If your company is a Member, or if you think they might be and would like to check, visit NBAA's Headquarters Booth #N2504 and speak with a Membership representative. An NBAA staff member will discuss all of the benefits available to you for free, and show you how easy it is to set up your online login. Employees of Member Companies also can go online to set up a user name and password at

Monday Press Releases

October 10, 2011
Bolen Welcomes Exhibitor Commitments for ABACE2012
October 10, 2011
NBAA Honors Six Flying Safety Award Recipients at Annual Convention
October 10, 2011
CAM Governing Board Announces New Officers
October 10, 2011
NBAA's Top Journalism Awards Presented to Jeff Burger and Fred George

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