NBAA2011 Opening General Session to Feature Major Leaders in Industry, Government

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, September 12, 2011 – An unprecedented lineup of five outstanding leaders from the aviation industry and government will be featured speakers at the Opening General Session for the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) in Las Vegas, NV.

The full Convention will be held Monday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 12, 2011.

The action-packed Opening General Session kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10, with the following speakers:

“NBAA is proud to host such an exemplary group of leaders from the public and private sectors, who are not only outstanding in their respective fields, but also in their understanding of the many contributions business aviation has made and continues to make every day to citizens, companies and communities nationwide,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

“The business aviation community is delighted to include Senator Joe Manchin and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who have been tremendous advocates for business aviation,” Bolen said. “Additionally, we’re pleased to welcome Randy Babbitt and Debbie Hersman, who will have interesting insights to share, given their ongoing work on aviation operations, safety and security. And we can be sure that, in discussing the importance of business aviation to John Deere, Dave Everitt will highlight the industry’s importance to companies across the U.S.

“We look forward to welcoming these individuals to NBAA2011, as our Members gather with Attendees from around the world, and across the spectrum of business aviation, to hear updates about important topics, conduct business and network,” Bolen said.

In addition to the Opening General Session lineup, NBAA2011 will feature exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center, a Static Display of Aircraft on Henderson Executive Airport, over 100 education sessions and over 25,000 business aviation professionals who are interested in seeing and learning about all that is new in the world of business aviation.

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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 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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