Business Aviation Group Urges Renewed Security Checks Following Theft

Contact: Doug Carr at (202) 783-9000 or or Myllisa Kennedy at (202) 828-9707

WASHINGTON, DC, October 14, 2005 – Following the theft last week of a private plane from the St. Augustine, FL, airport, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today urged its Members to use the incident as an opportunity to redouble their already high standards for security.

“We have known for decades that business aviation is in fact one of the safest and most secure forms of transportation available,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen wrote in a special message to the Association’s Members.

“And since September 2001, our community has adopted new and significant measures to further enhance its aviation security programs,” Bolen wrote.

Members were urged to review their aviation security programs using NBAA’s best practices resources and the Transportation Security Administration’s resources for general aviation airport security.

NBAA works closely with federal and state authorities and the general aviation community on development and training efforts to improve safety and security for all non-commercial aircraft.

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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