Georgia Governor. Sonny Perdue, keynote speaker at today’s opening general session, was recently recognized with NBAA’s 2010 American Spirit Award. “Governor Perdue has two great passions–aviation and the state of Georgia–and has spent many years tirelessly supporting and nurturing the development of both,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
“We are one of the fortunate companies that have been expanding during one of the worst times in our industry,” Dennis Steinbeck, v-p of business development for Avtrak, told AIN. The company offers maintenance management software, consulting and logbook services to corporate aviation. “More than a year ago we began to focus on the market in Mexico.
NBAA announced yesterday that Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will be featured as a keynote speaker for the opening general session on October 19 at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. Further, Perdue will be recognized with the association's 2010 American Spirit Award.
More than 800 people participated in the NBAA regional forum held at DB Aviation at Waukegan Airport north of Chicago yesterday. On hand were 23 business jets, including a new Embraer Lineage 1000, and 64 exhibitors offering flight department software to aircraft management services and maintenance. Presentations covered managing insurance and adding airborne communications and connectivity to the aircraft cabin.
The annual NBAA corporate flight attendants conference has grown steadily, and on June 24 through 26 celebrated its 15th year and a new name and focus as the NBAA flight attendants/flight technicians conference.
Surrounded by historic aircraft tracing the history of manned flight, NBAA received the prestigious National Aviation Hall of Fame 2010 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight Award” on July 16 in Dayton, Ohio, honoring the association for its significant contribution to America’s aviation heritage.
With the swearing in of Mark Rosekind and Earl Weener as members of the NTSB on June 30, the investigative body reached its full complement of five for the first time since President Obama took office in January 2009.
In AIN’s first survey of smartphone use by aviators, 82 readers participated. The top three most popular platforms are RIM’s BlackBerry, with 41 respondents, followed by Apple’s iPhone at 36 and Android phones at nine. The greatest daily use of smartphones for flying jobs is e-mail (89.9 percent), checking weather (82.3 percent) Web access (54.4 percent) and flight planning and dispatching (both at 49 percent).
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) opened its new European headquarters at the London-area Farnborough Airport last month. The operation will be led by JSSI president and CEO Louis Seno, who has relocated to the UK from the group’s Chicago headquarters.
As news outlets picked up on ProPublica’s story on blocked aircraft registrations, NBAA stepped up to make a case for its Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program.