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NBAA: President Obama Cuts Short Orlando Visit; Flight Restrictions Into Area Lifted
Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]
Orlando, FL, October 29, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Association was notified this morning that President Obama intends to depart Orlando at 8:30 a.m. ET today, instead of participating in an anticipated campaign visit in the city.
Although the Federal Aviation Administration will not issue a new Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) regarding the change, operators can expect that the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that had been put in place for Orlando-area airports will be removed shortly after the president departs, and therefore, all flights into and out of Orlando-area airports are expected to operate as usual.
"We understand that the president's cancelation is related to considerations regarding Hurricane Sandy's impact on the East Coast," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA and the business aviation community are likewise concerned about those people who may be in the storm's path, and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time."
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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 9,000 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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