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Mark Booth to Be Honored With EBACE2008 European Business Aviation Award

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

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 19, 2008 – The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Mark Booth, chairman and CEO of NetJets Europe, will be recognized with the EBACE2008 European Business Aviation Award for his outstanding contributions to European business aviation.

Booth will be honored for his achievement at this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008), the only major European event focused solely on business aviation, taking place in Geneva from May 20 to 22, 2008.

"I am delighted that this year's EBACE award will be presented to someone who has played such a key role in the recent rapid growth of European business aviation, so evident at EBACE2008", said Eric Mandemaker, EBAA CEO, co-sponsor of the award.

"Coming from a diverse, but very successful career background, Mark Booth has certainly delivered everything he promised in Europe for NetJets and our sector," continued Mandemaker. "Indeed, Mark has been one of the strongest advocates of business aviation and has been able to articulate this in a style reminiscent of the way Charles Lindbergh advocated transatlantic flying in the 30s and beyond. As he comes to the end of his time with NetJets, this award is a fitting tribute to all he has achieved for them and our industry, which is now one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe."

"Mark Booth has a demonstrated record of commitment to the business aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "It is an honor to recognize his dedication and invaluable contributions with the European Business Aviation Award."

Past recipients of the European Business Aviation Award include:
  • Judith Moreton, Bombardier Skyjet International, and Mark Wilson, British Business and General Aviation Association (2007)
  • Geneva PALEXPO and Flight Safety International (2006)
  • TAG Aviation and Cannes/Mandelieu Airport (2005)
  • Jean-Francois Georges, Dassault Aviation, and Fernand Francois, European Business Aviation Association (2004)
  • Ahid Quntar, Royal Wings/Arab Wings, and Andrew Walters, Regional Airports Ltd. (2003)
  • Richard Gooding, London City Airport, and Jean-Pierre Jobin, Geneva International Airport (2002)
  • Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, LEGO, and Frederik Sørensen, European Commission (2001)

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