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NBAA, NATA Coordinating Two January Events To Deliver More Value

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]
Eric Byer, NATA, (703) 845-9000, [email protected]

Washington, DC, October 13, 2009 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced plans to coordinate, in San Antonio, TX, NATA's 2010 FBO Leadership Conference, taking place January 25-26, 2010, with NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, on January 26-29, 2010.

NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is the industry's leading annual event for providing timely and valuable information on the topics, trends and challenges facing the professionals responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. The conference includes hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers. The event draws a large number of NATA's FBO and airports members.

NATA's FBO Leadership Conference was developed for leading executives and managers of fixed base operations, and features nationally recognized experts who provide the latest intelligence, tactics and strategies to maximize NATA members' FBOs' business success.

The synchronization of these two events in a single city, with complimentary dates, will provide business leaders with a premiere opportunity for meeting with customers, learning about the latest products, and gathering the most up-to-date business intelligence and tactics. Under the plan, attendees will still be required to register for each event separately, through the traditional NBAA and NATA avenues.

"NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be a great opportunity to provide increased value for one of our core membership constituencies, and to enhance the educational offerings offered by NBAA with business and industry briefings geared to FBO leaders," said NATA President James K. Coyne.

"Jim is right," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "In this turbulent economic climate, this plan will allow us to provide our associations' members the networking, marketing and educational opportunities they have come to expect, in one place, at one time."

Coyne concluded, "NATA members know that the association has been pursuing alliances like this one, and we will continue to do so to fulfill our mission to help ensure the long-term economic success of our members."

For more information and to register, visit www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2010.

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About NATA

NATA, the voice of aviation business, is the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before the Congress and federal agencies.

About NBAA

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (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 8,000 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.

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