Media Alert: NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum Comes to White Plains

Washington, DC, May 19, 2011 – Opportunities to expand the 2011 economic contribution to the White Plains, NY area thanks to business aviation activity at Westchester County Airport (HPN), already estimated at over $613 million annually for direct and secondary employment alone, will frame discussions at an upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) daylong regional event.

The NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum at White Plains will be held at Westchester County Airport on Wednesday, June 8. The Regional Forum, to be held at Panorama Flight Service, expects to draw at least 1,200 attendees to hear updates from industry leaders, participate in discussions about important topics, and conduct business at a regional exhibition of the latest equipment and services for business aviation owners and operators.

Exhibit space will feature more than 90 Exhibitors and approximately 30 static aircraft. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. The indoor exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Special speakers and information sessions include:

Aircraft Transactions in an Evolving Market: Steps for Success: Experts will discuss whether the business aircraft market is still in recovery mode, what can be done to ensure a successful aircraft transaction, the current status and future forecasts for the business aircraft market, the latest tax changes and more.

General Session: Challenges and Opportunities for Business Aviation: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will discuss the vital role business aviation plays in the lives of citizens, companies and communities across the U.S., and cover some of the major issues facing the industry as the economy revives.

New York Airspace Review: Learn about the New York airspace issues from FAA ATC traffic managers with New York Center, New York TRACON and the area control towers. Topics will include the tactical route coordinator position at New York TRACON, common traffic management initiatives used in the airspace and the upcoming changes associated with the New York airspace redesign.

Best Practices for Transitioning From Paper to Digital Charts: The switch to digital charting is moving full speed ahead. Today, operators have an ever-increasing array of hardware and software options to make the transition. During this session, attendees will learn how to understand the FAA regulations pertaining to the use of digital charts, select a digital charting solution that best complements an aircraft’s avionics and safely make the transition to a paperless environment on the flight deck.

Tire Safety Update: Recent alerts from the FAA and NTSB have highlighted the serious dangers of under-inflated aircraft tires. During this session, attendees will learn to conduct preflight inspections to verify correct tire pressures, understand the specific roles that pilots and maintenance personnel should play in tire inspections and more.

Members of the media are free to attend the White Plains Regional Forum. To sign up, contact NBAA’s Dan Hubbard at Learn more about NBAA Regional Forums at

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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 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

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