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Media Advisory: Event Tuesday, March 16

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

NBAA President & CEO Shelley A. Longmuir to Testify Before Congress in Support of Secure General Aviation Access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and TFRs

Washington, DC, March 11, 2004 – Shelley A. Longmuir, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), will testify before Congress in support of secure access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and TFRs (temporary flight restrictions) nationally for security-qualified general aviation aircraft before a field hearing of the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday, March 16, 2004. The hearing will start at 2:00 p.m. ET, and will be held at Signature Flight Support at DCA.

The hearing, which will be chaired by Rep. John Mica (R-7-FL), was called to focus on proposals to reopen DCA to general aviation aircraft, which have been prohibited from using the airport since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. General aviation aircraft include all civilian aircraft (i.e., private and corporate aircraft) other than those operated by commercial carriers.

Note to Editors: Parking for the media will be available at the Signature facility. Additional parking is available at the north end of the Satellite/Economy lot, which is close to the Signature facility. Coming into the airport, follow the signs for the general aviation terminal, which is to the right of the main entrance of the airport.
  • WHO: Shelley A. Longmuir, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
  • WHAT: Testimony in support of secure access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and TFRs (temporary flight restrictions) nationally for security-qualified general aviation aircraft
  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2004, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: Signature Flight Support at DCA

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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