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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, September 10, 2003

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's e-mail newsletter for NBAA Associate Members, covering the latest news, announcements and deadlines for Exhibitors and Sponsors at NBAA events. Click on the links below to find additional details on NBAA's web site at www.nbaa.org or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to [email protected].


NBAA2003 LESS THAN FOUR WEEKS AWAY
Only 27 days remain until the NBAA's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando on October 7, 8, 9, 2003. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003

COUNTDOWN TO KITTY HAWK EXHIBIT AT NBAA2003
Through special arrangements by Eclipse Aviation, NBAA2003 will feature EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk Exhibit, a celebration of the Centennial of Flight presented by Ford Motor Company, with supporting sponsors Microsoft Flight Simulator, Northrop Grumman, Eclipse and NBAA. The exhibit, located in Hall C of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), will feature an authentic Wright Flyer replica, in its last appearance before a "first flight" re-enactment this December 17 at Kitty Hawk. In addition, visitors can fly Wright Flyer simulators, enjoy interactive exhibits honoring the greatest aviation innovations of the first 100 years of powered flight, and learn about the Wright Again project, which tracks the day-by-day progress in the development of the original 1903 Wright Flyer. Visit EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk web site at www.countdowntokittyhawk.com. Visit the Wright Again web site at:
www.wrightagain.com

OVER 1,000 EXHIBITORS IN PLACE FOR NBAA2003
Currently, 1,038 Exhibiting Companies -- an all-time record -- are registered for the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention occupying 4,424 10x10 booth spaces. An updated floorplan is available online at www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/floorplan.htm. Booth space is still available. For more information, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at [email protected] or visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors

DEADLINE FOR ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR EXHIBITOR BADGES IS SEP. 26
For Exhibitor registration forms received by September 26, badges will shipped via certified return-receipt mail. For Exhibitor registration forms received after September 26, badges will be held for on-site pickup at Exhibitor Registration, in Lobby B of the OCCC. Exhibitor Registration hours are the following: Friday, October 3 to Sunday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Monday, October 6, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 8, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/reg.htm

UPDATED STATIC DISPLAY MAP AVAILABLE ONLINE
An updated map of the NBAA Static Display is available online in PDF format at http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2003/static/NBAA2003static0908.pdf. Excellent Static Display space is available for Exhibitors who wish to reach their maximum sales audience. Contact NBAA's Bill Miller at [email protected] or Joe Hart at [email protected] for availability and pricing information. For general Static Display Exhibitor information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/staticdisplay.htm

PLACE NBAA STATIC DISPLAY ELECTRICAL ORDERS BY SEP. 16 FOR DISCOUNT RATES
Exhibitors at the NBAA Static Display of Aircraft are urged to place orders with The Freeman Companies as soon as possible for ground power units (GPUs), air-conditioning units (ACUs) and tents. See the NBAA Exhibitor Service Kit CD-ROM for order forms. Place orders before September 16, 2003, to take advantage of discounted electrical service. For more information, contact NBAA's Bill Miller at [email protected].

STATIC DISPLAY INFORMATION DUE BY SEP. 26
NBAA Static Display of Aircraft certificates of insurance are due to all parties -- NBAA, Showalter Flying Service, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority/City of Orlando and The Freeman Companies -- by Friday, September 26. The Aircraft Information Request Form, with aircraft arrival and departure information, must also be submitted to NBAA's Joe Hart by September 26. These forms are provided in the NBAA Exhibitor Service Kit CD-ROM under the "Association and General Information" tab. For additional copies of these forms, contact NBAA's Joe Hart at [email protected].

ORLANDO HOTEL ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE
Travel Planners, the official housing provider for NBAA2003, still has rooms available at the official NBAA hotels in Orlando. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 or visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/housing.htm

NBAA THANKS NBAA2003 SPONSORS
NBAA wishes to thank the sponsors for this year's Annual Meeting & Convention: NBAA Welcome Reception, AvCard; Tote Bags, Rockwell Collins; Pocket Agenda, Lufthansa Tecnik; Static Display of Aircraft Map, Vance & Engles; Floorplan, Honeywell; Static Display Shuttle Buses, Gulfstream; Internet Café, GlobalAir.com and Aircraft Shopper Online; Press Room, Bombardier; Exhibitor Lounge, TUV America; Badge Lanyards, CAMP; President's Luncheon, Fortune; and Water Bottles for Static Display, TAC AIR.

GET A SNEAK PEAK AT LABACE2004 AND EBACE2004
Exhibitors can visit Booth 4567, located in Hall C of the OCCC, to learn more about LABACE, the only Latin American exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, and EBACE, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation. LABACE2004 will take place from April 15 to 17, 2004, in São Paulo, Brazil. EBACE2004, will take place May 25 to 27, 2004, in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions

FAA'S NICK SABITINI TO PARTICIPATE AT NBAA2003
NBAA has confirmed that Nick Sabatini, FAA's Associate Administrator for Regulation and Certification will be a featured speaker during the "Meet the Regulators" program scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. Sabatini will present the latest information on regulatory and certification issues affecting the business aviation community. For more information, contact NBAA's Doug Carr at [email protected] or visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/programschedule.htm

NEW NBAA2003 INFO SESSION: FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT & AVIATION INSURANCE
The NBAA Tax Committee has created a new Informational Session to take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7. At this session, industry experts will discuss insurance considerations for business aircraft operations, and Attendees will learn common risk-management issues related to aircraft ownership, how to deal with these issues, and how to implement risk-management and insurance solutions. This brand-new Informational Session was developed in response to Member requests. For more information, contact NBAA's Mike Nichols at [email protected] or visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/programschedule.htm

NBAA SAFETY AWARDS BANQUET TO FEATURE MARVIN HAMLISCH
One of the highlights of the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the closing night's NBAA Safety Awards Banquet. The Banquet acknowledges the winners of the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award and the NBAA Safety Awards. This year's event will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at the Plaza International Ballroom in the Peabody Orlando. World renowned composer and performer Marvin Hamlisch will be the featured entertainer. Banquet tickets may be purchased in advance via the online advance registration form at:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/register.htm

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW MEMBERS: JOIN NBAA FOR $195, GET TWO FREE BADGES
New NBAA Members who join by September 26 will receive one year's NBAA Membership at a discounted rate of $195 and will receive two complementary registrations for NBAA2003. To take advantage of this special offer, prospective Members should visit:
www.nbaa.org/join

NEXT NBAA REGIONAL FORUM TO BE HELD IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ ON NOV. 13
Make plans now to exhibit at NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum in Scottsdale, AZ, November 13, 2003. This one-day event, hosted by Scottsdale AirCenter, will feature more than 40 aircraft on Static Display, 60 Exhibitors and a full slate of informational sessions. Exhibit space is limited. For more information, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at [email protected].