NBAA Wraps Up a Highly Successful 2012 Convention

Orlando, FL, November 1, 2012 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today wrapped up the third and final day of its 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), which Association President and CEO Ed Bolen termed “a very good show.”

“Attendees and Exhibitors at this year’s show have told us that it was a very strong event, despite its timing alongside Hurricane Sandy’s landfall on the East Coast, and a temporary flight restriction for the Orlando area late on Sunday evening and Monday morning before the show,” Bolen said. “We’re delighted that, especially given those challenges, Convention participants reported strong traffic on the exhibit floor and at the aircraft static displays, along with a high level of enthusiasm among Attendees.”

Bolen pointed to several figures illustrating the strength of this year’s Convention:

“By every measure, the 2012 show was a solid success,” Bolen said. “It’s also clear that, when you look beyond the numbers, the Convention delivered a lot of value to participants.”

Bolen pointed to several examples as illustrative of his point, including:

“The business aviation community’s confidence and focus on the future was much in evidence at this year’s Convention,” Bolen said. “We are pleased that our show continues to be central to the industry’s forward-looking perspective, and we thank everyone who made the show the success it was.”

Review Convention highlights – including articles, videos, photo galleries and more – at the NBAA2012 Online News Bureau.

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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 9,000 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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