NBAA Announces Two Maintenance Management Workshops

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, January 5, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces a new Maintenance Management Workshop, to be held March 11, 2004, in West Palm Beach, FL, and August 25, 2004, in Seattle. Organized by the NBAA Maintenance Committee, these Workshops will provide aviation maintenance managers an opportunity to learn the latest information on issues affecting the maintenance community. Topics to be addressed include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues, environmental and aviation regulations, personnel and asset management, aircraft reliability and productivity measures.

“Maintenance managers will find this an opportunity to network with industry peers and discuss experiences and practices that create successful maintenance departments,” said Eli Cotti, NBAA director, technical operations and Maintenance Committee liaison. The new Maintenance Management Workshops will replace the annual NBAA Maintenance Management Conference traditionally held in the spring.

NBAA is holding these Workshops in conjunction with Business Aviation Regional Forums on March 10 in West Palm Beach and August 26 in Seattle. NBAA Regional Forums essentially are one-day versions of the Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention, featuring indoor exhibits, a static display of aircraft and a full slate of informational seminars.

In addition, the West Palm Beach Workshop will be held in conjunction with a one-day NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP) Course titled “Financial Impact of Decisions.” The Seattle Workshop will be held in conjunction with an NBAA Regulatory Issues Forum on August 27, sponsored by NBAA’s Tax Committee.

An NBAA Maintenance Manual Workshop will be offered as a segment of each Maintenance Management Workshop.

For more information about other NBAA Seminars and upcoming events, visit the NBAA web site at

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,500 companies that 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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