For First Time in Its History, NBAA Convention Sells Out in
The exhibit floor has completely sold out for the first time in
Convention history, with close to 1,150 Exhibitors registered and
5,233 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces sold, an almost 9 percent
increase in booth spaces compared to the 2005 show.
The Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) has
announced the election of its 2007 officers and new members to its
Board of Directors at the General Membership Business meeting
during the ACI-NA 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition last week
General aviation is under threat from a proposal by the
commercial airlines to shift $2 billion in costs to general
aviation and seize control over the nation's aviation system. The
airlines are looking to the FAA's reauthorization process
(scheduled for 2007) as an opportunity to overhaul the way the FAA
is funded and governed.
Sonex Aircraft, LLC tells ANN that they have completed the sale
of Sonex Plans Serial Number 1,000, marking a significant milestone
for the young kit aircraft company. Rick Cavett of Ridgeland,
Mississippi recently purchased a Sonex Complete Airframe Kit and
was issued Plans number 1,000.
Recent sales to Airlift Northwest, Cook Children's Medical
Center/Teddy Bear Transport, and Life Lion underscore how Sky
Connect products "enhance the safety and effectiveness of emergency
medical missions while delivering reliable, affordable
performance," according to Wiley Loughran, the company's senior
vice president of sales and marketing.
Aero-Tip Of The Day: Of course a mishap
won't happen precisely on the 601st time you do
something. Bad things may never happen…or they may
happen the very first time. Work to eliminate bad habits
before you find yourself on a "Flight #601."
“I look forward to working with the new leadership
team in 2007. We have a challenging year ahead with the FAA
reauthorization pending and we’ll use all the resources at
our disposal to accomplish our goals.”
Source: Fredrick “Rick” Piccolo,
President and CEO of the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport,
who was elected to serve as Chairman of the 2007 ACI-NA Board of
Directors, during the ACI-NA 15th Annual Conference and
Exhibition last week in Reno.