NBAA 55th Annual Meeting and Convention a Record Breaker

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, September 13, 2002 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, held on September 10 to 12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, closed with a total of 27,785 Attendees viewing the products and services of a record 1,011 Exhibitors occupying approximately 900,000 square feet of exhibit space. In addition, there were 152 aircraft on Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport, including a record six never-before-displayed-at-a-show aircraft.

We anticipated 25,000 Attendees this year, so we’re very pleased with the success of the Convention,” said NBAA President Jack Olcott. “Exhibitors reported brisk activity both on the Show floor and at the Static Display with an impressive number of orders for new aircraft.

The record number of Seminars and Informational Sessions were very well-attended, particularly those emphasizing security issues,” noted Olcott.

To review NBAA2002 articles and photos, visit the official Convention web site at:

The Association will return to Orlando again next year for the 56th Annual Meeting & Convention on October 7 to 9, 2003, at the Orange County Convention Center. For Attendee or Exhibitor information, contact the Association at (202) 783-9283 or

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,200 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.

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