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.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has been preparing its members for the new requirement for operators to have a safety management system (SMS). The Brussels-based group has staged a series of workshops on how to develop, implement and maintain an SMS toolkit according to the guidelines of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
Later this month, the 63rd annual NBAA meeting and convention opens at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The NBAA Convention won’t reappear in Atlanta for some time, as the next four shows are scheduled for Las Vegas (2011), Orlando (2012), Las Vegas (2013) and then again in Orlando (2014).
NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced that two Light Business Aviation (LBA) Conferences will be held this year–one at each group's annual convention. The two groups had planned similar LBA conferences in 2008, but those plans were scuttled when the economy deteriorated later in the year.
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.
Although support for accelerated depreciation for major equipment purchases is growing, Congress left for its summer recess without making it so. Last month, NBAA senior vice president for government affairs Lisa Piccione told the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) that NBAA has joined 80 other business organizations in pushing to see accelerated depre ciation renewed in pending legislation in the Senate.
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.
NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) last week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., announced that two Light Business Aviation (LBA) Conferences will be held this year–one at each group’s annual convention. The two groups had planned similar LBA conferences in 2008, but those plans were scuttled when the economy deteriorated later in the year.
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.