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Silent Auction

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus with Auction Donation Form (1.49 MB, PDF)


Companies and individuals are encouraged to make donations to the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference Silent Auction in order to benefit recipients of NBAA's Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (Maintenance TRACS). Donations should preferably be valued at $50 or more. To make a donation, complete the enclosed Silent Auction Donor Form and return it to NBAA. All donated Auction items should be shipped directly to Freeman. Details will be provided in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Examples of Auction items from previous years include:

  • Sporting event tickets
  • Sporting goods
  • Power and other tools (chainsaws, high-end drills, etc.)
  • Aircraft-related pictures, drawings or models
  • Electronics – digital cameras, iPods, etc.
  • Leather goods – manufacturer logo-ed men's jackets (prefer sizes L, XL and XXL), briefcases and leather outerwear, etc.
  • NBAA-Member equipment and professional services
  • Getaway or tour packages for two (lodging and/or dinners at local restaurants)

Recognition of Donors

Silent Auction items and donors will be listed on Conference signage, provided details are provided to NBAA prior to March 18, 2012.

Donors may also place a marketing display (not to exceed 10 inches by 12 inches) next to the donated item. (Note: The NBAA Maintenance Committee retains the right to remove any Display that does not fit into the promotion.)

Silent Auction Winners

The Silent Auction will end after the morning break on Thursday. Winners will be announced at the completion of the Auction.

Silent Auction Donor Rules

NBAA Membership

All donors must be NBAA Members in good standing.

Donation Limitations

The donation value shall not be less than $50 based on the manufacturer's published list price.


Contributions to the Silent Auction are in the form of the proceeds realized from the sale of the donor's donation at the Auction. All ownership rights and title to equipment shall remain with the donor up to, and until, the donor or its agent transfers title to the successful bidder.

Delivery and Spotting

Donor shall be responsible for the costs of delivery of the item to the Maintenance Management Conference at the Nashville Convention Center. Donations should be clearly identified as being for the MMC2012 Silent Auction. NBAA will be responsible for any and all costs incident to transporting the donation to the designated location within the Conference facilities where the auction will take place.

Liability Disclaimer

NBAA does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the donation within the NBAA Conference facility. Donor hereby expressly agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless NBAA, and their officers and directors, from any and all claims including, but not limited to, injury, death and loss of property, including said donation, that may be sustained incident to the delivery to and transporting of the donation at the Conference facility, while on display at the Conference and during Auction, and during removal of the donation for transfer of said donation to the possession of successful bidder.

Product Liability Disclaimer

Donor hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NBAA and each of their respective officers and directors from and against any and all liabilities, damages, fines, costs of defense, settlement, and attorney fees related to any personal injury, death or property damage incident to the use of the donation.


The Auction Committee shall be responsible for determining the opening bid for each item based on the estimated value of the item.


Contributors are responsible for payment of the federal excise tax (FET). The Auction bid will be inclusive of the FET, but exclusive of any state and local taxes, incident to the sale or transfer of the item. The donor's list price is not necessarily the estimated value of the item.

Tax Treatment of Contribution

The donor shall be responsible for determining the value of the donation for purposes of determining federal tax treatment of its item to the Silent Auction.

Any person who attends an NBAA convention, conference, seminar or other program grants permission to NBAA, its employees and agents (collectively "NBAA") to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of NBAA, including advertisements for NBAA and its programs.