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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-09
October 2009

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's monthly e-newsletter providing the latest news, announcements and deadlines related to Association events, as well as information about NBAA activities and Member benefits. Subscribe for free or review the archives at

NBAA2009: Demonstrating the Value of Business Aviation, Next Week in Orlando
Nowhere will the reach, diversity and economic impact of the business aviation industry be more in evidence than at the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), to be held next week from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL. Now more than ever, NBAA's Convention will be the event where business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel, single-pilot operations and others involved in business aviation will be on hand to discuss the latest news and trends affecting the industry. Highlights will include appearances by keynote speakers such as FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard, and golf legend and businessman Arnold Palmer. NBAA Members qualify for discounted registration rates and are encouraged to register online in advance to save money and time. To register and learn more, visit:

Machinists Union President, Industry Advocate Buffenbarger to Speak at NBAA2009
Joining Babbit, Karlgaard and Palmer as speakers at NBAA2009's Opening General Session on October 20 will be Tom Buffenbarger, international president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), among the largest industrial trade unions in North America. IAM represents nearly 700,000 active and retired members in dozens of industries, including workers employed in business aircraft manufacture. In his capacity as president, Buffenbarger often relies on a Learjet 60 to meet his transportation needs. He will speak not only to the value of the business aviation manufacturing sector to the nation's economic interest, but also to the essential role IAM's airplane serves in increasing the union's effectiveness and decreasing its costs. Learn more and view his video welcome to Convention Attendees at:

NBAA Welcomes Report Showing Business Aviation's Value
NBAA recently welcomed a new study showing that companies using business aviation outperform those that do not. The study concludes: "Business aircraft users had a dominant presence, on average of 92 percent, among the most innovative, most admired, best brands and best places to work, as well as dominating the list of companies strongest in corporate governance and responsibility." NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen commented, "This study shows what the people in the business aviation community have always known: a business airplane is the sign of a well-managed company, because business aviation helps companies of all sizes be more efficient, productive and competitive." For more information and to view the study, visit:

NBAA2009 Features New Programming for Light Business Airplane Users
A primary focus for the NBAA Convention this year will be a new Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference featuring programming for entrepreneurs who rely on a light general aviation airplane for business. The conference is designed to help concept buyers understand the considerations involved in purchasing a new airplane. It includes sessions to help NBAA Members quantify and communicate the value of their business aircraft, and a first-ever Single Pilot Safety Standdown sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Company will address fatigue countermeasures, airmanship, cockpit resource management, pilot health, icing and more. For more information or to register, visit NBAA's dedicated LBA Conference web site at:

Civil Air Patrol to Receive NBAA Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership
During the Convention next week, NBAA will present the Civil Air Patrol with its Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in recognition of the organization's efforts to provide disaster relief for people and communities in times of crisis. The Civil Air Patrol is a federally supported non-profit that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The organization utilizes general aviation aircraft for rescue missions, and its volunteers have been involved in disaster-relief efforts that include the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and other missions. Learn more at:

Follow News From NBAA2009 Via Online News Bureau and Twitter
NBAA's Online News Bureau will provide on-site, online coverage of next week's NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention. For those unable to attend this year's show, this resource will feature stories and multimedia – including photos, podcasts, video and PowerPoint presentations – depicting highlights from the world's largest purely civil aviation trade show. Additionally, NBAA's Twitter feed will be updated with news throughout the week. Users can search Twitter using the hashtag #NBAA09 for the latest postings related to the show. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #NBAA09 when tweeting their own announcements to ensure that their information is easily found through the popular social networking application. Sign up to follow NBAA on Twitter today by visiting:

NBAA2009 Exhibit Space and Sponsorships Still Available
Exhibit space and several sponsorship opportunities offering exposure to thousands of industry professionals are still available for NBAA2009. For more information about exhibiting, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at, and for more information about sponsorships, contact NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at Visit the official NBAA2009 web site at:

Make Convention Housing and Travel Reservations Online Now
NBAA has negotiated hotel rates for NBAA2009 to offer Attendees the lowest rates at official show hotels. With NBAA's package, Attendees will receive immediate confirmations as well as the option to update or cancel hotel reservations online. Descriptions, photos and maps are available to aid in choosing hotels. To make housing and travel reservations online, visit the NBAA2009 site at:

Charity Benefit and Auctions to Raise Funds for a Worthy Cause
NBAA Members are cordially invited to attend the 2009 NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions, which will raise funds for Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a charitable organization that eases the burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers using empty seats on business aircraft. Attending the Charity Benefit and participating in the Live and Silent Auctions are ideal ways for companies to show support for CAN, which is more important now than ever in this economic climate. The event will be held on October 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel. This year's featured musical entertainment is Foreigner. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:

Live and Silent Auctions at NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit
The NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit will feature Silent and Live Auctions with proceeds from both assisting CAN with its mission. Auction items include a Vancouver Olympics package, a trip to Hawaii, simulator times and even a chance to fly along with business aviation photographer Paul Bowen on an air-to-air photo shoot. Silent Auction items will be on display in the Orange County Convention Center Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20. However, bidding will only take place during the Charity Benefit Reception starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, in The Rosen Centre. The Live Auction will take place during the Charity Benefit itself on Wednesday, October 21. For more information, including a full list of items available, and to register, visit:

Players, Sponsors Can Still Support Chairman's Charity Classic
Players and sponsors still have time to register for NBAA's 13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament, which will be held on Sunday, October 18, at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with NBAA2009. Association Board Chairman Jeff Lee will preside over this year's tournament. All proceeds from the 2009 event will benefit NBAA Charities. For more information, visit:

Advertise Your Presence at NBAA2009 on the NBAA Web Site
NBAA Exhibitors can promote their presence at next week's Annual Meeting & Convention by advertising on As the premier buyers of aviation products and services worldwide, visitors come to the site regularly for products and services information, as well as for news and resources about flight department administration, aircraft operations, professional development, advocacy and more. Now for the first time, advertisers may purchase large, prominent display ads that rotate on most pages of the web site. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit:

New NBAA Apparel Store to Debut at NBAA2009
The Association will be featuring NBAA-branded apparel and No Plane No Gain program merchandise at this year's Convention. Be sure to visit Booth 3335 to view a selection of available merchandise before placing your order. Direct questions in advance of the event to NBAA's Kellie Papatolicas at

NBAA Returns to Hong Kong with ABACE in 2011
NBAA is pleased to announce that its Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) will be held Tuesday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre (HKBAC) on Hong Kong International Airport. "NBAA recognizes the importance of the Asian region to the future of business aviation, and we will continue to work very closely with our Exhibitors and colleagues at the Asian Business Aviation Association to promote the growth of business aviation in that part of the world," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. To learn more about ABACE2011, visit Booth 3843 at NBAA2009, or visit:

NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention - NBAA2009

Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 14, 2010, Houston, TX

21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 27–29, 2010, San Antonio, TX

18th Annual Leadership Conference
February 24–25, 2010, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 11, 2010, Van Nuys, CA

37th Annual International Operators Conference
March 29–April 1, 2010, New Orleans, LA

25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
April 6–8, 2010, San Diego, CA

10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2010)
May 4–6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

55th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 11–13, 2010, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 10, 2010, Teterboro, NJ

15th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 24–26, 2010, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 9, 2010, Chicago, IL

19th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)
October 19–21, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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General Information

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7760


Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9368

Margie Morgan
Manager, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9369

Static Displays

Marti Smith
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9365

Joe Hart
Senior Manager, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456

Marketing, Publication & Show Guide Listings

Maureen C. Cameron
Director of Marketing, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9453

Press Conference Scheduling, Show Guide Advertising

Kirby Konz
Advertising & Sponsorship Coordinator
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7772

Show Guide Advertising Sales

Steve Champness
Advertising Sales Representative (East of the Mississippi)
Tel: +1 (800) 878-7555

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative (West of the Mississippi)
Tel: +1 (785) 856-5111

Meeting Rooms & Education Sessions

Sandy Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366

Dina E. Green
Director, Registration, Meetings & Seminar Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9357

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit Sales, Housing, Hospitality Suites & Sponsorships

Cheryl Padilla
Director, Conventions
Tel: +1 (202) 737-4484


Stacey Dunn Turner
Assistant Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9351

Overall Coordination

Kathleen M. Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9364

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