Media Advisory: NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, January 29–February 1

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced the recipient of the 2008 Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship. A total of $5,000 will be given to Julie Halbauer of R.C.M.P. Air Services. Sponsored by Shell Aviation Canada, the scholarship annually recognizes a Canadian resident seeking to advance his or her aviation career through continuing education.

Halbauer will use her award to attend the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, to be held January 29 to February 1 in Savannah, GA, and to complete an NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program Course later this year.

The S&D Committee will formally recognize Halbauer next week during the S&D Conference Opening General Session on Thursday, January 31. Applications for the 2009 NBAA Shell Canada Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship will be available on the Association’s web site this summer.

NBAA’s S&D Committee offers scholarships through two separate but related programs that specifically promote professional and career development for business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

Through the Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship Program, the Committee offers cash grants, which can be used for a variety of professional development initiatives. Since 1997, more than $300,000 has been awarded to schedulers and dispatchers through this program. In 2005, the program was expanded to provide scholarships specifically to Canadian schedulers and dispatchers.

A separate Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship Program, initiated in 2004, offers opportunities for scholarship recipients to gain access to hands-on teaching initiatives.

For information about NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee, contact NBAA Director, Operations & Educational Development Jo Damato at

NBAA offers several scholarships to promote professional development and business aviation careers. For more information about NBAA scholarships or to download application forms, contact NBAA Director, Operations Jay Evans at or visit

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