Thu, Oct 22, 2009
Meetings Will Be Held In Conjunction With The Org's Annual
The NBAA and AOPA announced Wednesday that the two
organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
co-host Light Business Aircraft (LBA) Conferences beginning in
The MOU formalizes the relationship between the two associations
for coordinating and collaborating on the presentation of an LBA
Conference, to be held in conjunction with each of the two
organizations' major annual events.
"NBAA and AOPA have a long history of working together, a strong
overlap of interests and an ongoing commitment to serve those in
the industry," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "This
agreement to jointly host these events specifically for light
business airplane operators will greatly enhance the value NBAA and
AOPA are able to provide to this important industry segment."
AOPA Executive Vice President for Communications Karen Gebhart
agreed, adding: "Each of our organizations will bring their best
educational and other offerings to these events. And because our
two associations often have major events on opposite sides of the
country each year, we'll be able to make the Light Business
Airplane Conferences more accessible to everyone."
The first 2010 LBA Conference will take place in conjunction with
NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA, from
October 19 to 21, 2010. That event would be followed by an LBA
Conference held as part of the 2010 AOPA Aviation Summit in Long
Beach, CA, from November 11 to 13, 2010.
Following on the successful inaugural Light Business Airplane
Conference held as part of NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting &
Convention this year, the 2010 events will continue to feature
education sessions designed by and for those using light business
airplanes, and presented in an interactive peer-to-peer format, as
well as a static display of light business airplanes.
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