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NBAA Update, Special Convention Edition
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

This special issue of NBAA Update contains news related to the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), the world's largest civil aviation trade show being held this week in Atlanta, GA. For the latest news, photos, videos, podcasts and more, visit the official NBAA2010 web site at

NBAA2010 Speakers Agree: Business Aviation Means Jobs
Being held this week from October 19 to 21 in Atlanta, GA, the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) kicked off with a distinguished lineup of speakers at the Opening General Session. Leaders from both government and business voiced their support of business aviation, including Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, U.S. Chamber of Congress leader Tom Donohue and locally based Cox Enterprises CEO Jimmy Hayes. Also during the session, Perdue was presented with the 2010 NBAA American Spirit Award for his long-standing support for business aviation, culminating in the issuance of a proclamation last year recognizing the industry's value. At the time the proclamation was issued, it was the first of its kind. Review speaker highlights at:

FAA, TSA Commit to Continued Partnership With Business Aviation
Also during the NBAA2010 Opening General Session, the top officials of the FAA and TSA reiterated their desire to work collaboratively with the business aviation community, and pledged to seek industry input on pending regulations and initiatives. "I can't stress enough the need for partnership" in moving forward with the introduction of new technologies into the aviation system, said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Review remarks by Babbitt and TSA Administrator John Pistole at:

New Study Says Business Aviation Gives Competitive Edge to Small, Mid-Size Companies
A new study released today at NBAA2010, titled "Business Aviation: An Enterprise Value Perspective," shows that small and mid-sized companies using business aviation achieved greater success in important measures of performance, even during the worst financial recession in recent memory, than comparable companies that do not use business aircraft. "This study reveals that use of a business airplane is a sign of a well-managed company, regardless of the size of the enterprise," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Review the press release at:

Podcast Cites Results of New Study
Conducted for NBAA by NEXA Advisors, the study "Business Aviation: An Enterprise Value Perspective" demonstrates that the enterprise value business aviation confers on Standard & Poor's 500 index companies also applies to S&P 600 small-cap companies. In a special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, study author Mike Dyment of NEXA Advisors discusses the survey findings. Listen to NBAA Flight Plan episodes by subscribing to the podcast on iTunes or visiting:

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New Video Tells How Business Aviation Works
At this morning's Media Kickoff Breakfast, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen announced that the Association has produced a video to illustrate how business aviation plays a vital role for citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. The video, titled Business Aviation Works, tells how the industry generates over a million jobs, provides a lifeline to communities with little or no airline service, helps thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and provides emergency and humanitarian services to people in need. View the video at:

NBAA Chairman Says Mood of NBAA2010 'Upbeat'
Pat Cunningham, chairman of the NBAA Board of Directors, says the mood of those convening in Atlanta for NBAA2010 this week is "upbeat." Acknowledging that no one is expecting a rapid recovery from current economic conditions, he said the recent passage of accelerated, or "bonus," depreciation is just one of several positive signs for an industry that has faced numerous serious challenges over the past two years. Read more at:

Handleman Accepts Combs Gates Award at Opening General Session
Noted aviation author, photographer and documentary filmmaker Philip Handleman of Birmingham, MI received the National Aviation Hall of Fame's 2010 Combs Gates Award as part of today's NBAA2010 Opening General Session. The award, which includes a $20,000 prize, is given each year to an individual or group for promoting or preserving America's air and space heritage. Handleman is being recognized for his upcoming book, The Rise of American Air Power. Read more at:

Journalists Honored With NBAA Gold and Platinum Wing Awards
NBAA today announced the recipients of the 2010 NBAA Gold Wing Award and the David W. Ewald Platinum Wing Award at the NBAA2010 Media Kickoff Breakfast. Stephen Pope, senior editor of Aviation International News, and George Larson, senior editor of Business & Commercial Aviation, received the Gold Wing and Platinum Wing Awards, respectively. Learn more about the award recipients at:

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Members Step Up to Leadership Council
Over the past two years, as business aviation has faced unprecedented political, regulatory and public perception challenges, many NBAA Members have come to the industry's defense. Perhaps most impressive, over 20 Member Companies have gone the extra mile and made a significant investment to join the Association's Leadership Council, which helps NBAA advocate on behalf of the industry. "The best people to convey the importance of business aviation to local communities and the national economy are in the business aviation community itself," said NBAA's Chris Strong, vice president of membership marketing. Read more at:

Single-Pilot Safety Standdown Provides Vital Information
Those who attended the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown on October 18 received a wealth of useful information and advice. The session was offered as part of an NBAA initiative to provide more educational programming for light business airplane (LBA) operators attending the Convention. With safety being the industry's highest priority, starting the show with a Safety Standdown "sets the tone for the entire Convention and is the right thing to do," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who welcomed the Attendees. Read more at:

Safety Experts Discuss SMS at Convention
As countries around the world seek to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization's November deadline for establishing regulations governing safety management systems (SMS), business aircraft operators who fly overseas have taken an increasing interest in the subject, in anticipation of needing to have an SMS in place once regulations are enacted in the nations in which they operate. One of the preferred ways to meet impending SMS requirements is the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), which leverages the safety best practices developed by operators worldwide to help aircraft operators develop their own SMS, regardless of the size or scope of their flight operations. Learn more about sessions this week addressing these important topics, at:

Regional Groups Brainstorm, Network at Convention
One of NBAA's primary duties is to champion the interests of business aviation before regulators and legislators in Washington, DC. However, when it comes to representing the industry at the grassroots level, nobody does it better than the more than 40 regional business aviation groups that are active across the country. Advocacy performed by regional groups on federal issues such as user fees and the Transportation Security Administration's Large Aircraft Security Program was pivotal in the battle against those proposals. Read more at:

CAM Governing Board Announces New Officers
NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board today named Scott Rose of PepsiCo, Inc. as its new chairman. In addition, Jack Stockmann of Corporate Aircraft Services, LLC will serve as vice chairman; Mark Chaney of Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Operations will serve as secretary and treasurer; and Dr. Thomas Q. Carney of Purdue University Aviation Technology Department will serve as past chairman. Read the press release at:

NBAA Announces New Certified Aviation Managers
NBAA today announced 25 individuals who successfully passed the CAM exam in the past year. Through the certification process, NBAA and the CAM Governing Board seek to raise the level of professionalism and quality of management within flight departments. The CAM designation provides industry recognition of their achievement and knowledge in the following areas of business aviation: business management, human recourses, leadership, operations, and technical and facilities services. Read the press release at:

At NBAA2010, Two Dozen Operators Recognized for Quiet Flying at Teterboro
At the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention today, Teterboro Airport (TEB) presented its "Good Neighbor Awards" to 24 operators for their quiet flying at the New Jersey airfield during 2009. Teterboro Airport launched the Good Neighbor Awards in 2004 to give credit to operators who avoid violations of airport noise rules and late-night operations. Learn more at:

NBAA2010 Online News Bureau Has Convention Highlights
Nowhere is the reach, diversity and economic impact of the business aviation industry more in evidence than at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. Review the NBAA2010 Online News Bureau site throughout this week for articles, videos, podcasts, presentations and photos from the world's largest civil aviation trade show:

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