INDUSTRY FEELING OPTIMISTIC AFTER SUCCESSFUL NBAA CONVENTION
THE ANNUAL NATIONAL BUSINESS AVIATION
ASSOCIATION convention held in early
October in Las Vegas was positive by
almost every measure. Attendance was
26,077, up 7 percent from last year,
and the 1, 101 companies that exhibited
marked a 2 percent increase in the
number of exhibitors.
Among those exhibitors, EAA was
there to spread the news of the association’s efforts to attract new pilots through
Young Eagles and other programs. NBAA
was also the launch effort for the 2012
sweepstakes airplane fundraiser featuring a classic J- 3 Cub. There was a lot of
excitement about the Cub and the 75th
anniversary of the iconic airplane that will
be celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower joined six other GA association leaders during the NBAA 2011 convention in Las Vegas for a panel
discussion about challenges facing the industry. (L to R) Jim Coyne, NATA; Craig Fuller, AOPA; Pete Bunce, GAMA; Ed Bolen, NBAA;
Rod Hightower, EAA; Matt Zuccaro, HAI; and Selena Shilad, AAAA.
Reaching Tomorrow Today
23RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
Women in Aviation
MARCH 8-10, 2012
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