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NBAA Exhibitor Update #06-03
March 09, 2006

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's e-mail newsletter for NBAA Associate Members, covering the latest news, announcements and deadlines for Exhibitors and Sponsors at NBAA events. Click on the links below to find additional details on NBAA's web site at or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to

News & Announcements
EBACE2006 Booths Sold Out; Total Already Surpasses Last Year's Final Number
More than 9,000 Attendees are expected for the 6th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2006) to be held May 3, 4, 5, 2006, in Geneva. To date, 1,183 3-meter by 3-meter booth spaces already have been reserved by 260 companies, compared to the 878 total booths at last year's event. Indoor exhibit booth space is sold out; however, a waitlist has been started should additional space become available. Companies interested in being placed on the waitlist should contact NBAA's Linda Peters at (202) 783-9368 or More than 50 business aircraft will be located on the Static Display at Geneva International Airport, where additional space has been secured. For Exhibitor information and more, visit the official EBACE2006 web site at:

EBACE2006 Opening General Session Features Top Government and Industry Leaders
European Business Aviation Association CEO Brian Humphries and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will moderate the EBACE2006 Opening General Session, titled "Business Aviation in Europe Today: A Key Business Tool and Integral Part of the Aviation Infrastructure," on Wednesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. Sir Ralph Robins of Rolls-Royce, Bo Redeborn of Eurocontrol and Kathryn O'Leary Higgins, NTSB member, have been invited to offer user, European and American views. During EBACE2006, the only exhibition to focus exclusively on business aviation in Europe, Attendees will have the opportunity to examine state-of-the-art equipment first-hand and speak directly to EASA, Eurocontrol, European Commission and FAA representatives. The Preliminary Program has mailed to 62,000 recipients and is available online. For program agenda, registration and other details, visit the official EBACE web site at:

EBACE Addresses Timely Operational and Regulatory Issues
EBACE2006 will feature nearly a dozen Informational Sessions addressing many of the most pressing issues facing business aviation today. Topics will include: EASA, business aviation traffic and technology requirements, very light jets (VLJs), the single European sky and SESAR, security, business helicopters, global safety strategy for business aviation, operations of EU aircraft into the U.S., and fractional aircraft operations. Informational Sessions will be held in the meeting rooms at PalExpo, near Hall 1. A full schedule of EBACE programs can be viewed online at:

LABACE Is Latin America's Ultimate Business Aviation Destination
Thousands of business aviation vendors, industry leaders, owners and operators from the Americas and Africa will head to São Paulo, Brazil, on August 10, 11, 12, 2006, for Latin America's ultimate business aviation destination – the 4th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2006). New for 2006, the indoor exhibits will be situated in the Varig Engineering and Maintenance (VEM) hangar on Congonhas Airport, immediately adjacent to the Static Display of Aircraft. On display will be the latest fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, aviation equipment and services from nearly 100 of the world's top aviation vendors. In attendance will be Latin American industry representatives, government leaders and consumers who wish to make major purchases for their growing business needs. Learn more about exhibiting at LABACE2006 at:

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention Returns to Orlando This October
Following the tremendous success of NBAA2005 in Orlando, FL, the Association will return to the city in 2006 for a year's worth of business aviation in just three days. The NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) will be held October 17, 18, 19, 2006, at the North/South Building of the Orange County Convention Center. Submit exhibit applications soon to ensure your company's position at NBAA2006. To exhibit at NBAA2006, contact Linda Peters at (202) 783-9368 or, or Margie Rowson at (202) 783-9369 or To download the exhibit application or to review the Exhibitor Prospectus and the latest Exhibitor floorplan online, visit:

NBAA2006 Static Display Lottery Deadline Is Friday
As in 2005, Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) and Showalter Flying Service again will host the NBAA Static Display of Aircraft. Applications for Static Display space must be received by Friday, March 10, to be included in the lottery. For more information, contact NBAA's Marti Smith at (202) 783-9365 or or Andy Schweickert at (202) 783-9269 or Download the application form at:

NBAA Accepting Exhibitors for Regional Forum in Dallas, TX
Exhibit space is available for NBAA's upcoming Business Aviation Regional Forum on April 13 at Business Jet Center, Dallas Love Field (DAL). The 2004 Dallas Regional Forum was the largest in recent years, and NBAA expects a similar turnout this year. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; for more information, contact NBAA's Andy Schweickert at Full Regional Forum details, including Exhibitor information, the agenda and the latest Exhibitor list, are available online at:

Sponsorships Still Available for International Operators Conference
Sponsorships remain for the NBAA 33rd International Operators Conference (IOC), to be held March 20 through 23 in Tampa, FL. In addition to Conference Sponsorships at the event itself, companies also may sponsor the IOC Golf Tournament scheduled for March 19. Golf Sponsorships include course holes for $750 each, the lunch for $1,500, reception beverages for $1,500, beverage cart for $1,500 and hors d'oeuvres for $2,500. For the Tennis Tournament scheduled the same day, bottled water also may be sponsored for $500. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at Full Conference details and sponsorship applications are available online at:

Maintenance Management Conference Opportunities Still Remain
Exhibiting and Sponsorship opportunities still remain for the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, to be held from April 17 to 19 in Dallas, TX. Though the Priority 1 deadline for this event has passed, applications are still being accepted as long as space is available. For more information or to download the application, click the "Exhibitor Information" link on the Conference page at:

Exhibit at the FSF/NBAA Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
The Flight Safety Foundation and NBAA will jointly host the 51st Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) from May 9 to 11 in Phoenix, AZ. This annual event attracts individuals from around the world who are directly involved in corporate flight operational safety. The 2005 event attracted a record-breaking 350 individuals with more than 30 Exhibitors, and this year's turnout is expected to exceed those numbers. Exhibitors displaying their products or services are given the opportunity to interact with flight department managers, corporate safety officers, international and regional airline managers, insurance executives, flightcrews and anyone else involved in flight safety. Several sponsorship opportunities also are available. For sponsorship information, contact FSF's Ann Hill at For exhibit information, contact NBAA's Sandy Wirtz at For more information, visit:

Sponsors Needed for NBAA Dispatch, the Newsletter for Schedulers and Dispatchers
NBAA Dispatch is the Association's newsletter for business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. It communicates relevant information for enhancing a scheduler/dispatcher's effectiveness within the corporate flight department, as well as details about the annual NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference and other NBAA S&D Committee activities. All issues of NBAA Dispatch are e-mailed to subscribers and archived on the NBAA web site. Select issues also are printed in an attractive four-page, full-color format and both mailed to Members and distributed at NBAA events. Sponsorship opportunities exist for both print and online issues to be published in May 2006 (post-Conference issue), September 2006 (pre-NBAA2006 issue) and January 2007 (pre-Conference issue). To become a Dispatch sponsor, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at View past issues online at:

Exhibit at EBACE

Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
NBAA 33rd Annual International Operators Conference
March 20–23, 2006, Tampa, FL

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 13, 2006, Dallas, TX

NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
April 17–19, 2006, Dallas, TX

May 3–5, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

FSF/NBAA 51st Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 9–11, 2006, Phoenix, AZ

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2006, Washington, DC

NBAA 11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 23–24, 2006, Denver, CO

August 10–12, 2006, São Paulo, Brazil

NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention
October 17–19, 2006, Orlando, FL

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 16, 2006, Long Beach, CA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates


Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
Kathleen M. Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 783-9364

Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: (202) 783-9368

Olu Burrell
Assistant Manager, Registration & Data Entry
Tel: (202) 783-9351

Maureen C. Cameron
Marketing Manager
Tel: (202) 783-9453

Steve Champness
Advertising Sales Representative (East of the Mississippi)
Tel: (800) 878-7555

Dina E. Green
Senior Manager, Seminars
Tel: (202) 783-9357

Deborah A. "Deb" Hanson
Senior Manager, Housing & Special Events
Tel: (202) 737-4484

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative (West of the Mississippi)
Tel: (785) 856-5111

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant
Tel: (202) 478-7760

Margaret E. "Margie" Rowson
Assistant Manager, Exhibits
Tel: (202) 783-9369

Andrew "Andy" Schweickert
Manager, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: (202) 783-9269

Jan Simmons-Kelliebrew
Manager, Registration
Tel: (202) 783-9283

Martina A. "Marti" Smith
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: (202) 783-9365

Saundra K. "Sandy" Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: (202) 783-9366

2006 Regional Forums

Exhibit at NBAA2006

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