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NBAA Announces 12 New PDP Courses; Calls for More Course Providers

New PDP Courses Offered in Distance-Learning and On-Site Formats

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

WASHINGTON, DC, December 22, 2006 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the approval of 12 new Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses offered by three different PDP providers. NBAA also seeks new educational providers to develop additional courses.

The new offerings listed below are described by course number, title and PDP objective.
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers the following 10 new PDP-approved classes:
    • 2111 – Value Proposition, Analysis for Corporate Aviation (BM1)
    • 2112 – Flight Department Finance, Budgeting and Accounting (BM2, BM3)
    • 2123 – Managerial Communications (L4)
    • 2124 – Professional Development (L5)
    • 2125 – Human Factors (PM9)
    • 2133 – Recordkeeping and Regulatory Compliance (Ops3)
    • 2142 – Employee Training Programs (PM2, PM3)
    • 2151 – Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness (Ops4, Ops5, T1)
    • 2152 – Aviation Maintenance Management (T2, T5, T8)
    • 2153 – Customer Service Programs (T4)
  • Global Jet Services, Inc. was approved for a two-day course titled "Basic Human Factors for Aviation Maintenance Technicians" (PM9)
  • Summit Solutions, LLC was approved for a course titled "When Leaders Talk: Mastering Communication Skills" (L4)
The 12 new PDP Courses are consistent with current PDP learning objectives, and are available in both on-site formats, such as one- and two-day classes, and distance-education formats, including online offerings.

NBAA's Professional Development Program provides a curriculum for the education of current and future business aviation managers. The program encourages participation in coursework, recognizes outstanding candidates and participants, and rewards those seeking careers in business aviation. PDP Courses also are a means of preparing individuals to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs), though participation in PDP is not required for participation in the CAM Program.

NBAA also seeks providers for additional PDP Courses. Traditionally, established training organizations and educational institutions provide PDP Courses through a variety of convenient and flexible delivery methods, including Internet courses, video instructions and on-site seminars. Individuals and organizations interested in becoming PDP-approved providers should contact NBAA. The deadline for provider and course submissions is January 4, 2007; NBAA's PDP Review Committee will make selections in spring 2007.

For more information about taking PDP Courses or about becoming a PDP provider, visit the PDP web site at www.nbaa.org/pdp, or contact NBAA at (202) 783-9000 or pdp@nbaa.org.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 7,000 companies and 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.