Twenty-six aviation and labor associations representing virtually the entire U.S.
National Business Aviation Association
NBAA appointed former Cessna executive Roger Whyte to serve as special counsel to association president and CEO Ed Bolen in preparation for the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Abace). Whyte had responsibility for Cessna’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, and his “depth of knowledge informs our work,” Bolen said.
The Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) Legal Defense Fund set up last month by NBAA and AOPA is getting strong financial support from a host of regional business aviation associations. “The business aviation community is once again demonstrating its readiness to mobilize behind the industry’s priorities,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
As part of an industry still struggling to recover from a recession and continuing attacks by the media and politicians alike, I was appalled by President Obama’s press conference Wednesday in which he used his bully pulpit to vilify corporate-jet owners. Not surprised. But appalled.
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen’s letter to The Wall Street Journal:
“Your front-page story detailing the movements of ‘general aviation’ airplanes by businesses (‘Corporate Jet Set: Leisure vs. Business,’ June 16) unfortunately neglected to mention that the personal use of a company’s airplane typically accounts for only a tiny fraction of the aircraft’s flights.
In a resumption of his campaign against business aviation, President Obama yesterday called for an end to “tax breaks” for corporate jet owners.
“Corporate Jet Set: Leisure vs. Business,” a story published in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal that asserts companies frequently use business aircraft for vacation travel by C-level employees, caught the quick attention of NBAA.
On the last day of Ebace, NBAA signed a five-year agreement with the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Co. to work exclusively together on business aviation events at the Chinese airport. This prevents the rival Shanghai International Business Aviation Show (SIBAS) from being held at Shanghai until after 2017, at the earliest.
At EBACE today NBAA signed a five-year agreement with the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport Co. to work exclusively with the U.S. association on business aviation events at the Chinese airport. This prevents the Shanghai International Business Aviation Show (SIBAS) from being held at Shanghai until after 2017, at the earliest.
Former Biggin Hill Airport director Peter Lonergan and Comlux Aviation Group president Richard Gaona are the recipients of the 2011 European Business Aviation Awards, which are given jointly by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). The awards were presented here at EBACE on Tuesday during the opening session.