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NBAA Announces New Fitts Aviation Scholarship for Aspiring Business Aviation Professionals

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

Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 12, 2017 ­– The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that NBAA Charities will offer a new scholarship to support the development of aspiring business aviation professionals. The Fred and Diane Fitts Aviation Scholarship will include funds of up to $2,500 to assist four individuals seeking careers as business aviation schedulers, dispatchers, maintenance professionals, pilots or flight attendants.

Scholarships will be awarded in fall of 2018, with selection focusing on applicants who express their dedication to furthering the business aviation industry. Funds may be used for professional or educational training that will help recipients enter the business aviation career path of their choice.

“We’re very excited to add the Fred and Diane Fitts Aviation Scholarship to our lineup of 17 unique monetary and training awards given out to business aviation students and professionals each year,” said Tyler Austin, NBAA’s manager of professional development. “This scholarship provides an enormous opportunity for individuals looking to begin a career in business aviation.”

NBAA Charities offers monetary and training scholarships for both students and aviation professionals, such as flight department managers, pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians. These scholarships, which total nearly $100,000 annually, are administered by NBAA standing committees and would not be possible without the generous financial support of NBAA member donors.

Learn more about the numerous scholarship opportunities offered by NBAA Charities, or direct questions to scholarships@nbaa.org.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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