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NBAA Update, Special Convention Edition
Thursday, October 22, 2009

This special issue of NBAA Update contains news related to the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show being held this week in Orlando, FL. For the latest news, photos, videos, podcasts and more, visit the official NBAA2009 web site at Send your comments about NBAA Update to

Despite Economic Turbulence, Data Show NBAA2009 Remains Industry's Most Valued Event
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen today said as the 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) drew to a close, the show again proved to be an essential venue for the business aviation community, in spite of the formidable headwinds the industry has endured in the past year. Read the press release at:

Charity Benefit Raises $168,000 to Support Life-Saving CAN Missions
NBAA today announced that $168,000 was raised at the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit held during this week's Convention, with the proceeds going to Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Based in White Plains, NY, CAN is the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on business aircraft. Read the press release at:

National Aviation Hall of Fame Honors NBAA
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) presented its Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award, presented annually to a group or organization that has made a significant contribution to America's aviation heritage. The organization also presented its 2009 Combs Gates Award to Sarah Byrn Rickman during NBAA2009 this week. During the Combs Gates Award ceremonies, NAHF Executive Director Ron Kaplan also announced that his organization would honor both NBAA and business aviation pioneer Clay Lacy at Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in 2010. Read the article at:

NBAA Opens Doors to Florida's Business Aviation Community
NBAA today welcomed Florida-based business aviation professionals and students considering aviation careers with free admission to the Convention for exciting career development and networking opportunities. As part of NBAA's "Florida Aviation Day" programming, the Association provided presentations to groups of students and aviation professionals, who learned about potential scholarships, internships and careers in business aviation. Read the article at:

NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention

Members Share Thoughts With NBAA Staff at Convention Discussion
Association staff members hosting a Member Discussion made clear that there are no shortage of NBAA benefits, programs and information available to Members to help make their operations more efficient and productive. Read the article at:

Attendees Learn About Workers' Comp Program at NBAA2009
NBAA's new Workers' Compensation Insurance Program launched on May 1, providing the Association's operating Members exclusive access to affordable coverage at reduced rates. Administered by NationAir and underwritten by Phoenix Aviation Managers, policies cover everyone involved with a company's flight operation. Representatives from NationAir and Phoenix Aviation were on hand at NBAA2009. Read the article at:

NBAA Recognizes Record Number of 30 New CAMs This Year
NBAA has announced 30 individuals who successfully passed the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) exam during the September 2008 through September 2009 period. Through the certification process, NBAA and the Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments. Read the press release:

Women in Corporate Aviation Have Presence at NBAA2009
NBAA2009 hosted a Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) reception that featured remarks about the importance of mentoring and the presentation of the 3rd Annual WCA Career Scholarship. Read the article at:

No Plane No Gain

Kings Explain How to Step Up to Jets
Aviation veterans John and Martha King yesterday offered a slew of tips for a packed room of pilots about moving up from a piston-powered aircraft to a jet. The session was among those offered as part of NBAA’s new Light Business Airplane Conference, which was met with wide industry acceptance. Read the article at:

Operators Share SMS Experiences
Speakers at a session covering safety management systems (SMSs) at NBAA2009 told Attendees that development and implementation of an SMS does not have to be an onerous task. In fact, it can yield substantial tangible benefits, not only in terms of heightened safety and lower insurance premiums, but the process itself can foster teamwork among flight department management and staff as they work together to make safety everyone’s job. Read the article at:

Traffic Flow Management Session Offers Practical Advice
NBAA’s GA Desk team, along with an FAA official from New York TRACON, briefed operators at NBAA2009 on the latest airspace initiatives designed to expedite flights in the National Airspace System. Read the article at:

NBAA Introduces New Social Media for Business Aviation Session
Attendees new to and familiar with social media found advice to improve understanding of what social media is, how peers are using it and how it is changing the way business aviation communicates, during a NBAA2009 session held this week. Read the article at:

Find More NBAA2009 Highlights at the Online News Bureau
As NBAA2009 comes to a close in Orlando, you can continue to view highlights from this week’s show via the NBAA Online News Bureau. The site provides articles, press releases, podcasts, photo galleries and a new feature – NBAATV – from the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Explore the site today at:

Business Aviation Insider

NBAA 13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

NBAA 18th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 18–19, 2009, Hilton Orlando

NBAA/GAMA Media Kickoff Breakfast
October 20, 2009, Orange County Convention Center

NBAA2009 Opening General Session and Ribbon Cutting
October 20, 2009, Orange County Convention Center

NBAA Awards Luncheon
October 20, 2009, Orange County Convention Center

NBAA Static Display of Aircraft
October 20–22, 2009, Orlando Executive Airport

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit
October 21, 2009, The Rosen Centre Hotel

Florida Aviation Day
October 22, 2009, Orlando, FL

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