New study highlights the value of bizav during ‘The Great Recession’

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A new study unveiled at the recent National Business Aviation Association convention shows that even during the worst economic times since the Great Depression, companies that relied on business aviation outperformed the field in important measures of shareholder value and recovered from the recession more quickly than their peers across a range of industries representing the U.S. economy. The study, “Business Aviation: Maintaining Shareholder Value Through Turbulent Times,” concludes that companies in the S&P 500 that use business aviation achieved superior financial performance in a number of key measures and also displayed superior ability to respond to the severe downturn. “This answers the question as to why so many American enterprises continue to depend upon business aviation, even in — and perhaps, especially in — tough economic times,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen (pictured). Find out more here.

NBAA to honor Tuskegee Airmen

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The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will bestow the organization’s highest award — NBAA’s 2012 Meritorious Service to Aviation — to the Tuskegee Airmen, Oct. 31, during a general session of the association’s Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) in Orlando, Florida.

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General aviation goes to the political conventions

Just a portion of the crowd at the AOPA/NBAA convention-watch party in Tampa. At left, NBAA President Ed Bolen.

For the first time, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Business Aviation Association teamed to hold events at the two national party conventions. The goal: Schmoozing politicos to hold high the flag of general aviation.

I attended the first, at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday, Aug. 28, to see if AOPA held to its long-time non-partisanship — and to see if anyone would show up!

Boy did they. By 6 p.m., the place was packed. [Read more...]

Registration now open for NBAA2012

Registration for the National Business Aviation Associations’s 65th Annual Meeting & Convention is now available.

The convention is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, with a Light Business Airplane Static Display at the Orange County Convention Center and a Static Display of Aircraft on Orlando Executive Airport. NBAA2012 is the eighth largest tradeshow in the U.S. and the largest business aviation event in the world.

Attendees may now register online for NBAA2012, and for pre- and post-convention events, including the NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference and Professional Development Program (PDP) courses, as well as for the NBAA/CAN Soiree, an Evening with Angels featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

 

 

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Video on value of general aviation in Massachusetts premieres

Facts, figures and earnest testimonials in a new video leave no doubt about the value of general aviation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The nearly nine-minute presentation, titled “Massachusetts Aviation: Our Link to Economic Prosperity,” was produced earlier this year by the MassDOT Aeronautics Division with help from both the National Business Aviation Association and the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association. You can find out more here, as well as view the video.