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Special Convention Issue, Day #3
Thursday, September 27, 2007

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NBAA Update

Sept. 27, 2007
Day 3

NBAA2007 News
NBAA2007 Is Enormously Successful Show
NBAA today announced a record total of 1,152 Exhibitors at its 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007), a sold-out Static Display of Aircraft at nearby Fulton County Airport and a final attendance total of over 32,000. "This was an enormously successful Convention, and NBAA's 60th anniversary has been an enormously successful year," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. Review highlights from the week's activities, including videos, photos, podcasts, articles and more, at NBAA's Convention News Bureau online at:

NBAA Announces New Board Officers; Jeffrey W. Lee Is Chairman
NBAA implemented its Board officer succession plan today, when Jeffrey W. Lee of IBM became chairman. Pat Cunningham of PepsiCo, Inc. is NBAA's new vice chairman and treasurer, filling the role vacated by Lee. Read the press release at:

Security Experts Address Aviation Security and Company Preparedness
NBAA's Wednesday panel discussion on security protocols and considerations in general aviation featured guests from the Department of Homeland Security, security consultants and former members of the National Transportation Safety Board. The panelists examined how the aviation environment has changed since 9/11, both in terms of regulatory changes and the increased responsibility of flight departments for security. Although general aviation is not currently considered a threat to national security, panelists agreed that security for the industry continues to be a focus in Washington policymaking circles. Read the article at:


Five Directors Elected to NBAA Board
The NBAA Voting Membership yesterday elected five Directors during the Association's 60th Annual Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Read the press release at:

Meet NBAA's Membership Team
Attendees of the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention had many opportunities to meet the Association's Membership team this week, whether at the NBAA Booth in Hall C, the Membership Discussion session on Wednesday or the 11th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic. The entire Membership team was on-site in Atlanta to provide face-to-face service to Members throughout the week.

Meet the Regulators Session Features Top Officials
At one of the most well-attended sessions at NBAA2007, and what one panelist called "a time-honored event," today's Meet the Regulators session featured three of the Federal Aviation Administration's top officials. The panel stressed the importance of Safety Management Systems (SMS). Learn more at:

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Regional Groups Show There Is Strength in Numbers
The theme of the NBAA2007 regional group session was that local business aviation advocates don't have to go it alone. Leaders reminded Attendees that they have numerous resources they can call upon when dealing with local political and operational challenges. Read the article at:

Experts Discuss Unique Considerations Involving VLJ Operations
Discussions about the emergence of very light jets (VLJs) continued this morning at NBAA2007, when a session presenter discussed special considerations for operating the aircraft. Read the full article at:

IS-BAO Marks Five Years of Operational Excellence
It has been five years since the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) was unveiled. During NBAA2007, Kathy Perfetti, the former Federal Aviation Administration official who was named standards manager for the International Business Aviation Council earlier this year, led a panel discussion on IS-BAO for operators who are interested in operating to IS-BAO's high levels of safety and professionalism. Read the article at:

NASA, FAA Experts Discuss Synthetic Vision for Pilots
Representatives from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Federal Aviation Administration joined this morning to discuss technology expected to revolutionize visibility from the cockpit. Panelists joined the NBAA2007 session as members of an RTCA committee tasked with developing performance and use standards for enhanced vision systems and synthetic vision systems. Learn more at:

Social Support Key to Implementing Health Lifestyle Changes
Pilots are keenly aware that staying fit and healthy is not just desirable; it can be critical to their ability to earn a living. After all, pilots who lose their medical certificate often find themselves on the unemployment line. During NBAA's Flight Health Considerations session, the featured speaker shared the latest research on the topic and provided some unique insights on how to implement a successful diet and exercise program. Read the article 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

Corporate Angel Network

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