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NBAA Welcomes Robert Quinn as New Central Regional Representative

Career Business Aviation Professional Will Represent NBAA in Central U.S.

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2006 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the addition of long-time business aviation professional Robert Quinn as NBAA regional representative for the Central region. Quinn's territory includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

"With his decades-long experience in the business aviation arena, Bob will serve as a great voice and resource for our industry in the central U.S., and I am pleased to welcome him to the NBAA team," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Prior to joining NBAA, Quinn spent more than 22 years with TAG Aviation as a captain on Gulfstream and Hawker aircraft. Quinn's pilot background spans more than 40 years and includes more than 14,000 hours of flight. He has operated internationally on every continent except Antarctica.

Quinn has an airline transport pilot certificate with type ratings in several aircraft including the Cessna Citation 500, the Hawker Siddeley-125, the Gulfstream-1159 and Gulfstream IV. In addition, he has a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings, including an inspection authorization.

Along with his corporate flying experience, Quinn has a long history with antique and aerobatic aircraft. He owns a Christen Eagle and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association and the International Aerobatics Club.

In addition to flying, Quinn has held a variety of engineering and marketing management positions with The Trane Company and Emerson Electric. As a consultant, he has been involved in engineering and flight testing associated with a variety of Supplemental Type Certificates, which are documents issued by the Federal Aviation Administration approving a product (aircraft, engine or propeller) modification.

Quinn also has a long history of volunteer activism in the business aviation community. He has served as a past president and longtime board member of the Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association; as a member of the Missouri State Aviation Advisory Committee; and on a variety of aviation planning committees.

Quinn holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a M.S. in industrial administration from Purdue University.

For more information about NBAA's regional resources, visit www.nbaa.org/regional.

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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.