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NBAA Update, Special Convention Edition
Wednesday, October 20, 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

Bolen Tells CNBC Squawk Box: No Plane, No Gain
On the second day of NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box to talk about the value of business aviation. Bolen told the anchors that studies show companies with business aircraft outperform and return more to shareholders than companies that do not use business aircraft. Watch the video at:

Arnold Palmer Honored for Meritorious Service to Business Aviation
NBAA's first-ever second-day General Session, held today at NBAA2010, was a celebration of heroes that culminated with presentation of the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service Award to golfing legend, businessman and American icon Arnold Palmer. The award, NBAA's highest, is presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made identifiable contributions that have materially advanced the industry's interests. Learn more at:

Warren Buffett Congratulates Arnold Palmer for NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award
In a video message, legendary investor Warren Buffett congratulates golfing legend and businessman Arnold Palmer on being named as the recipient of the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award. Buffett and Armstrong appear together in a new No Plane No Gain ad that debuted at NBAA2010, along with astronaut Neil Armstrong. Watch the video at:

NBAA Recognizes Business Aviation's Haiti Relief Efforts
At today's NBAA2010 General Session, the Association gave special recognition to the efforts of everyone in the industry who participated in the Haiti relief efforts earlier this year. A video was presented highlighting the important role the business aviation community served following the devastating earthquake that struck the island nation on January 12. Nearly 100 general aviation aircraft are estimated to have flown humanitarian missions from the U.S. to the Haitian capital Port-Au-Prince in the first days after a local airport opened to humanitarian flights. Learn more and watch a related video at:

Gulfstream G650 Overview

Online News Bureau Features NBAA2010 Convention Photo Gallery
Visitors to the NBAA2010 Online News Bureau can view a number of photo galleries, including Attendees on the Convention floor, the NBAA/GAMA Media Kickoff Breakfast, Opening General Session and pre-Convention setup. In addition, the web site features video highlights, audio recordings, reviews of session presentations, articles, news releases, and profiles of exhibiting companies. Visit the Online News Bureau at:

Family Assistance Session Was First Live Webcast From NBAA Show
NBAA achieved a milestone in its On-Demand Education Program yesterday when the Association conducted its first-ever live webcast of a Convention session. Those who were not able to participate in the original live webinar, titled "Family Assistance Response After an Incident/Accident (Part 2)," are now able to purchase the session as streaming video on the NBAA web site. This session is a follow-up to Part 1 of the webinar, held in August. The webcast explored a survivor's experience, examined why FAPs are good for the company's bottom line. We also heard how one operator established an FAP." Read more at:

Travel to China Growing, but Still Challenging
This week's announcement that local authorities in Asia have begun to free up more airspace for general aviation has experts optimistic that the heretofore restrictive aviation operating environment there will soon improve. However, flying in the rapidly growing Asian region is still full of operational challenges for business aircraft. Review the results of the NBAA2010 China/Asia Update session at:

3M Thermal and Acoustics Business

Convention Podcast – China: Business Aviation's Land of Opportunity
With a growing economy and improved operational flexibility within its airspace, China is poised to become a key market for the business aviation industry. In a special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association's Pete Bunce and others explain why they call China a modern-day "land of opportunity." Listen to the podcast at:

Keep Your Flight Department Healthy and Legal With NBAA's New Medical Resource
Navigating Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical requirements can be difficult at times, but NBAA is offering Members a new resource that can help. The Association has partnered with Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS) to establish the Complete Aeromedical Services Program (CASP), which provides flight department managers with valuable tools to keep employees healthy and legal. AMAS President and CEO Dr. Quay Snyder, who also is an appointed member of both NBAA's Safety Committee and the Flight Safety Foundation's Corporate Advisory Committee, said, "In many cases, pilots are seen by their personal physicians and diagnosed with medical conditions and are prescribed medications, but their physicians are unaware of FAA policies." Read more at:

NBAA Encourages Careers in Business Aviation With Student Scholarships
NBAA offers a wide range of scholarships that encourage young people to seek careers in business aviation. This morning at NBAA2010, several students received awards from the following NBAA scholarship programs: USAIG/PDP Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship and Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship. Read the press release at:

NBAA, NATA Build on Past Success With Coordinated February Events
NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) today announced plans to coordinate, in Savannah, GA, NATA's 2011 FBO Leadership Conference, taking place February 7 to 8, 2011, with NBAA's 22nd Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, being held February 9 to 11, 2011.The synchronization of these two events provides the associations' members unparalleled networking, marketing and educational opportunities, in one place, at one time. "Our industry works best when it works together," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA is pleased to be working with NATA to ensure that, this February, Savannah will be the place to be for aviation professionals." For details, read the press release at:

NBAA and CBAA to Partner on November Cross-Border Issues Conference
NBAA and Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) today announced their partnership on a new Cross-Border Issues Conference. The event will be held November 18 and 19 in Montreal, Canada at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. With over $1.5 billion in goods moving across the border between the United States and Canada each day, many business aircraft operators from both countries make frequent cross-border flights. "The ability of companies based in the U.S. and Canada to move efficiently across the border using business aircraft is an important factor in the productive economic relationship between both countries," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read the press release at:

WCA Announces Scholarship Recipients at NBAA2010
At a networking reception today at NBAA2010, Women in Corporate Aviation, International (WCA) recognized eight scholarship recipients, continuing its mission to mentor and provide opportunities to aviation professionals. This year marks the first that scholarships were awarded for both dispatcher and flight attendant training. "Just as NBAA2010 powers business aviation, the Women in Corporate Aviation organization empowers its members to excel as industry professionals," said NBAA's Jo Damato, director, operations & educational development, and NBAA liaison for WCA. Read more at:

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