NBAA’s Blouin Elected to Term as Chairman of RTCA Board

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, July 8, 2002 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce that NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Bob Blouin has been elected to a two-year term as RTCA Chairman of the Board. RTCA, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation that develops consensus-based recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues.

Organized in 1935 as the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, RTCA today includes over 270 government, industry and academic organizations from the United States and around the world. Member organizations represent all facets of the aviation community, including government organizations, major airlines, airspace user associations, airline pilot and air traffic controller labor unions, airports and aviation service and equipment suppliers.

RTCA functions as a Federal advisory committee. Its recommendations are used by the FAA as the basis for policy, program and regulatory decisions and by the private sector as the basis for development, investment and other business decisions.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,100 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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