NBAA’s Third Business Aviation Forum Set for March 28 in Southern California

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, January 16, 2003 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has rescheduled its Southern California Business Aviation Forum & Static Display, the third such NBAA event of its kind. The Forum is now set for Friday, March 28 at Long Beach Airport in Long Beach, CA.

“Response to the Southern California Forum has been exceptional. A number of vendors, sponsors and attendees are already registered and eagerly awaiting the event,” said Joe Ponte, NBAA vice president for membership, marketing and regional programs. “The business aviation community in the state of California is large, energetic and visionary. We are expecting an outstanding turnout with as many as several thousand people participating.”

Originally scheduled for March 27, 2003, but rescheduled for March 28, the day-long Southern California Business Aviation Forum & Static Display will feature informational briefings on key business aviation topics, a static display featuring the latest offerings from business aircraft manufacturers and dozens of indoor vendor exhibits. The event, which will utilize AirFlite’s FBO, hangar and ramp facilities, will begin at 7:30 a.m. on March 28 with a continental breakfast and conclude at 4:30 p.m.

NBAA’s most recent Business Aviation Forum, held November 14 in Fort Worth, TX, featured more than 1,500 attendees, 27 aircraft on static display and 53 indoor exhibitor stations, and the Association expects an even larger turnout for the Southern California Forum.

For information about attending, exhibiting at, or sponsoring this event, contact NBAA’s Benjamin Jones at (202) 783-9266 or or Joe Ponte at (202) 783-9452 or The NBAA Business Aviation Forum web site is located at

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 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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