Respected Experts, Latest Information to Be Featured at 3rd Annual European Safety Standdown

Contacts: EBAARomain Martin, +32 2 766 00 73,

NBAADan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.orgPatrick Dunne (202) 783-9263,

Brussels, Belgium, April 22, 2009 – The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today said that planning was well underway for a highly valuable European Safety Standdown – the third of its kind – produced by Bombardier in partnership with EBAA and NBAA. As with past years, this year’s event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland on May 11, 2009, in conjunction with the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009).

“Our industry’s commitment to safe operating practices is reflected in the presenters and content we provide each year at the European Safety Standdown, and this year’s event will be no exception,” said EBAA President and CEO Brian Humphries, pointing to several of the aviation safety experts included in the program for this year’s event, such as:

“Around the world, safety is the cornerstone of business aviation and ‘Job One’ for the industry,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Events like this one are an ideal way to further our industry’s culture of safety. NBAA looks forward to seeing everyone in Geneva for our 3rd Annual European Safety Standdown.”

The Safety Standdown focuses on reducing the risk of human errors – the underlying cause of most accidents – by combining skill-based training with knowledge-based training. The European Safety Standdown providesoperators with tools to improve risk mitigation, department procedures and processes, and to establish clear and distinct pathways for introspective analysis of professionalism.

Workshops at this year’s European Safety Standdown include crew resource management, advanced aerodynamics for business aviation and fatigue countermeasures. Register for the 2009 European Safety Standdown and find more information on EBACE2009 by visiting

About EBAA The European Business Aviation Association was founded in 1977 to defend the interests of business aviation. Today, more than 500 business aviation companies (direct members or members of associate organizations) rely on the EBAA to protect their business interests. It is the only voice to represent business aviation among the European institutions. For more information, visit

About NBAAFounded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (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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