NBAA 54th Annual Meeting and Convention Press Registration

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, November 13, 2001 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) cordially invites the media to attend the Rescheduled NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention, December 12 to 14, 2001, in New Orleans.

In the wake of the September 11 tragedy, operators of business aircraft face a complex, dynamic and challenging environment. The potential advantages of business aircraft have never been greater, and the need for information has never been more urgent. The best informed will reap the greatest rewards, and the Rescheduled NBAA 54th Annual Meeting & Convention features nearly 80 Informational Sessions designed to address business aviation operational issues, particularly security, access and opportunity.

We believe this event will be the most important Convention in NBAA’s 54 years. More than 660 Exhibitors currently have contracted to display their products, services and/or aircraft at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and on Static Display at Lakefront Airport, and this number continues to grow. Visit the NBAA Web site at to view the latest list of Exhibitors.

Press Registration/Badges
Press badges, which are required for security purposes to gain entry into the exhibit hall and all technical meetings, will be issued at no charge to editors, reporters and camera personnel. Press credentials may be obtained in the NBAA Press Room at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center by presenting a business card or suitable identification. The media may register in advance by filling out the attached form, by visiting the NBAA Web site at, via e-mail to, or by request to NBAA Public Relations at (202) 783-9362.

Note: Press badges (even for those who register in advance) only will be available for pickup on site in the Press Room; they will not be mailed to registrants in advance. Please contact the NBAA Conventions & Seminars Department at (202) 783-9282 or for registration information if someone other than media personnel from your organization wishes to attend the Convention.

Press Room Sponsors, Hours and Facilities
Co-sponsored by Bombardier Business Aircraft and by Thales Avionics, the Press Room will open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11 – one day before the official exhibit floor opening. The Press Room is equipped with telephones, computers, fax machines and other electronic hookups, as well as a quiet area where members of the media may conduct personal conferences and interviews. Light snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.

Press Conferences
Press conferences will be held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11. Three Press Conference Rooms will be located in close proximity to the NBAA Press Room. A schedule of press conferences is available in the online NBAA Pressroom at Press conferences are scheduled to provide maximum press coverage without conflicts; only those press conferences scheduled through NBAA will be listed. Exhibitors also may schedule invitation-only press events in hotels, at their booths, or at other locations, although we encourage use of official NBAA press facilities to avoid conflicting events.

NBAA Kickoff Media Breakfast
NBAA will host its annual Kickoff Media Breakfast on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 a.m. in Room 391 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend. NBAA will announce the winners of the 2001 Gold Wing Awards for Reporting Excellence. The Platinum Wing Award for Lifetime Achievement also will be presented. For a Gold Wing Award application, please contact NBAA Public Relations at (202) 783-9362 or visit our Web site at

Transportation in New Orleans
Free shuttle bus service is available between all NBAA block hotels and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as well as between the Convention Center and the Static Display.

Message & Information Center
Convention Attendees should leave telephone and room numbers with family and at the office to receive messages. In addition, there will be an NBAA Message & Information Center at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The phone number will be announced.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of nearly 7,000 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.