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Special Convention Issue, Day #1
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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NBAA Update

Sept. 25, 2007
Day 1

NBAA2007 News
NBAA2007 Opens Today With Strong Numbers
The NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) opens today at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, where 27,326 Attendees had already registered by the start of the three-day show, an increase of more than 10 percent in comparison to the same period last year, when 24,844 were registered. This week, 1,152 Exhibiting Companies will provide side-by-side comparisons of their products and services, compared to 1,140 Exhibitors in 2006. Also, approximately 115 state-of-the-art business aircraft will be featured at the Static Display of Aircraft on nearby Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY), and more than 100 Information Sessions are being held on a wide range of topics of interest to the business aviation community. Review the full program schedule at:

New Speaker: DHS's Rottman to Discuss U.S. Security Priorities
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) increased focus on general aviation security, as outlined recently by DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, will be discussed by DHS Deputy Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Rottman at Wednesday's NBAA2007 Security Session. Rottman will discuss the recent proposed rulemaking on private international flights into the United States, and possible additional rulemakings for some business jets. Read the press release to learn more, at:

NBAA2007 Online Convention News Bureau Features Multimedia Event Coverage
Podcasts from today's Media Kickoff Breakfast and Opening General Session are available now at NBAA's Convention News Bureau, which provides on-site, online coverage of NBAA2007. During the show, the Association's News Bureau will feature stories and multimedia – including photos, webcams, podcasts and PowerPoint presentations – depicting the highlights of the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Watch the Convention as it unfolds by visiting the NBAA2007 News Bureau throughout the week at:

NBAA's Media Kickoff Breakfast Focuses on Future of General Aviation
NBAA2007 opening-day activities began with a Media Kickoff Breakfast at the Georgia World Congress Center. In front of a crowded room of media representatives and select Association Members, leaders of the general aviation community described a promising future for the industry, but focused on the need to address challenges, such as the threat of a user fee mechanism for funding the FAA. Learn more at:


NBAA Opening Session Celebrates Past, Present, Future of General Aviation
"We're here not only to recognize the past, but also to pay tribute to the present and build for the future," Bolen said to a full house at a Georgia World Congress Center auditorium filled with some of the 27,000-plus opening day Attendees at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention. Read the press release at:

DOT Secretary, Georgia Governor, Local Leader Address NBAA Convention Attendees
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Cox Enterprises President and COO Jimmy W. Hayes underscored how important business aviation is to Georgia during the Opening General Session of the 60th NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention Tuesday morning. For more information, visit:

NBAA Awards Honor Outstanding Achievement in Business Aviation
NBAA honored outstanding achievements in business aviation at the NBAA Awards Luncheon on the opening day of its 60th Annual Meeting & Convention. "We want to honor the remarkable work done by individuals and organizations across the business aviation community, and from which the industry as a whole benefits," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who hosted the luncheon. Learn more at:

2007 Journalism Award Recipients Announced
NBAA presented its journalism awards this morning during the NBAA2007 Media Kickoff Breakfast. Paul Lowe of Aviation International News was presented with the NBAA Gold Wing Award, and the Association posthumously recognized the late David W. Ewald with the NBAA Platinum Wing Award, which was renamed in his honor. Read the press release at:

Daniel Webster College

New Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship Announced
NBAA, in coordination with Conklin & de Decker, today announced the establishment of the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship. Created in honor of the late Al Conklin, a U.S. Air Force veteran and business aviation leader for more than 60 years, the scholarship will be awarded to an aviation student attending a University Aviation Association-affiliated college aviation management program. Read the press release at:

NBAA Presents Ewald Journalism Scholarship to First Recipients
NBAA today announced the first recipients of the David W. Ewald Journalism Scholarship. The Association, in coordination with the family of the late Dave Ewald, established the scholarship earlier this year to honor the long-time Business & Commercial Aviation publisher, who spent nearly 50 years serving the business aviation community. It recognizes a high school student planning to study journalism or a college or university student already in an accredited journalism program. Read the press release at:

NBAA Announces Recipients of Five Scholarships Promoting Collegiate Business Aviation Instruction
NBAA has announced the 2007 recipients of five scholarships that promote the pursuit of learning in the aviation industry. The scholarships awarded are: Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG)/Professional Development Program (PDP) Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship and AvFuel Michigan Business Aviation Scholarship. Read the press release at:

Aviation Legends Present First-Time Author With Combs Gates Award During NBAA Convention
During the NBAA2007 Opening General Session, Amanda Wright Lane and aviation legends Eugene Cernan and Bob Hoover presented historian and first-time author Jane Gardner Birch with the National Aviation Hall of Fame's 2007 Combs Gates Award. Birch received a $20,000 cash award for her soon-to-be-published book They Flew Proud, inspired by the World War II experience of her father, Gardner Birch, a flight instructor in the Civilian Pilot Training Program. Read the press release at:

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NBAA2007 Highlights
NBAA 60th Anniversary Commemorative Flight
September 22, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport

11th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
September 23, Stone Mountain Golf Club

KaBOOM! Playground Build
September 23, Near Fulton County Airport

16th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference
September 23–24, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)

NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention
September 25–27, Georgia World Congress Center

Opening General Session and Ribbon Cutting
September 25, 8:00 a.m., GWCC, Georgia Ballroom, Hall C

NBAA Static Display of Aircraft
September 25–27, Fulton County Airport

Georgia Aviation Day
September 27, Georgia World Congress Center

Maintenance Manual Workshop
September 28, Georgia World Congress Center

Flight Operations Manual Workshop
September 28–29, Georgia World Congress Center

Review the Full NBAA2007 Program Schedule

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Cessna Aircraft Company

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