NBAA Recognizes 52 Individuals for Achievement in Schedulers Professional Development Program

Contact: Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.orgDan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, January 28, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and its Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee today announced ­­52 recipients who have either received plaques and certificates for their achievement or completed entire modules in the NBAA Schedulers Professional Development Program (SPDP). SPDP Courses are classes conducted by NBAA-approved educational providers on topics tailored to business aviation schedulers and dispatchers.

SPDP Courses are offered each year at the S&D Conference, on topics ranging from international scheduling to weather and aircraft performance. NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee have offered SPDP Courses since 2001, and this Conference marks the 1,000th person to have taken at least one SPDP class. More than 80 people have taken five SPDP classes. 

The 2010 plaque and certificate recipients are listed below. Those recipients who have completed 10 SPDP courses are noted with an asterisk and those who have completed 15 SPDP courses are noted with two asterisks:

The following individuals have completed modules within the SPDP:

As an offshoot of NBAA’s main Professional Development Program (PDP), the Schedulers Professional Development Program was created to help advance the schedulers and dispatchers training and careers as business aviation professionals. While not a prerequisite, SPDP Courses are an excellent way to prepare for the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program application process. Additionally, SPDP can help individuals follow the career-path checklist outlined by NBAA’s Standards of Excellence in Business Aviation (SEBA) Program.

For more information about NBAA’s professional development offerings, visit the NBAA web site at

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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