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Washington, DC, April 29, 2013 – The total number of Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs) working in business aviation passed 200 this month with the certification of four new CAMs, according to the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Established by NBAA in 2003, the CAM credential recognizes professionals qualified for leadership roles in aviation through experience and training requirements, independent testing and certification.
“This is a significant benchmark in the growth of the CAM program,” said NBAA Director of Professional Development Jay Evans. “The credential has been respected in the industry for many years, but now we’re reaching a point of ‘critical mass,’ and the CAM is becoming a standard that is often expected.”
Reflecting the diversity of the entire CAM community, the four CAMs certified this month include two schedulers, one pilot and an FBO sales manager:
“NBAA congratulates these CAMs on earning their certification,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Their achievement, and that of the broader CAM community, now more than 200 strong, is a testament to the professionalism of the people who work in business aviation, as well as our industry’s commitment to continuous improvement.”
Now in its 10th year, the CAM program is currently pursuing formal accreditation by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, an independent agency that oversees the quality of professional credential programs. As part of the accreditation process, the CAM Governing Board recently released the program’s first annual report, for 2012.
For more information on the CAM program, to view the annual report, or to begin the application process, visit the CAM website.
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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 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.
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