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NBAA Convention Fund-Raising Initiatives Generate More Than $100,000 For Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2005 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that various fund-raising efforts conducted during NBAA's 58th Annual Meeting & Convention have generated in excess of $100,000 for New Orleans citizens impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

"In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the business aviation community provided a tremendous amount of assistance for Gulf Coast citizens impacted by Hurricane Katrina," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA is pleased that the Convention was able help our industry build upon its generosity to New Orleans citizens with several initiatives to provide financial support to the ongoing relief efforts."

Amounts raised through Convention-related efforts are being donated to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, which was established by former Presidents Bush and Clinton to provide relief and rebuilding resources to help victims in areas impacted by the hurricane. This charitable fund works with elected officials to coordinate both short- and long-term relief efforts.

The fund-raising measures reflect a commitment NBAA made in September to help New Orleans citizens after the Association was forced to move its Convention from New Orleans, LA, to Orlando, FL, because of Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact.

Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.