Top Officials From EC Air Transport, EASA, Eurocontrol, FAA to Attend EBACE2005; Government Officials Will Top Roster of Industry Leaders Addressing Timely Topics

Business Editors/Aviation Writers ADVISORY... EBACE2005

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2005--The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that several top government officials from Europe and the U.S. will be in attendance at this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2005), the only major European event focused solely on business aviation.

Among those who have confirmed their attendance at EBACE2005 are: European Commission Air Transport Director Daniel Calleja Crespo; European Aviation Safety Agency Rule Making Director Claude Probst; Eurocontrol Director ATM Strategies Bo Redeborn; and a representative with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Several of these officials will be on hand for the EBACE2005 Opening General Session, which will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2005, from 10:30 - 11:45 AM in Ballroom B at the Geneva Palexpo Conference Center. The session will be moderated by EBAA CEO Brian M. Humphries and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. The session, entitled "The Changing Face of Aviation Infrastructure in Europe," will focus on business aviation trends, regulatory and legislative developments and other matters impacting the industry.

Members of the media are invited to attend the Opening General Session. Press badges are required to gain entry into the Opening General Session, the exhibit hall, the static display and all technical meetings. Badges will be issued at no charge to editors, reporters and camera personnel in the EBACE2005 Press Room. A press card or suitable identification must be presented to obtain a press badge.

Speakers at other EBACE2005 sessions include:

Wednesday, May 18

1400 - 1530 Navigational Developments in Europe

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Guy Visele, EBAA

Guest speakers: Roland Rawlings, Navigation Domain Manager; John Law, ACAS Program Manager; and Pedro Vincente Azuz, Manager European Affairs, EBAA.

1545 - 1645 Corporate, Fractional and Commercial Operations - Harmonizing the Rules

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Brian Humphries, EBAA and Joint Chairman IWG-BAO

Guest speakers: Invited to speak: Glenn Cronin, DfT, Chairman, ECAC Special Task Force on Fractional Operations; Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA); and Doug Carr, Director Government Affairs, NBAA.

Thursday, May 19

1000 - 1130 Aviation and the Environmental Imperatives - Safety and Environmental Performance

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Guy Visele, EBAA

Guest speakers: Jill Adam, International Branch, Aviation Environmental Division, DIT; and Rich Gage, CBAA (IBAC).

1145 - 1245 IBAC and its Work for Business Aviation Around the World

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Don Spruston, Director General, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

Guest speakers: Victor Nagowski, ARINC; Ray Rohr, IBAC; and Peter Ingleton, IBAC.

1400 - 1500 Flying into the US or the EU? The Rules Continue to Change

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Greg Thomas, PrivatAir

Guest speakers: Gary Garofalo, Attorney, Garolfalo, Goerlich, Hainback, PC, US;Terry Yeomans, AirRouting Group; Ian Clark, Clark and Ricketts Solicitors, UK; and Martyn Fiddler, Martyn Fiddler Associates.

1545 - 1700 The Role of New Generation Helicopters in Business Aviation

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Brian Humphries, EBAA and Joint Chairman IWG-BAO

Guest speakers: Don Barbour, Executive Marketing Director, Bell Agusta; Dominque Orbec,Vice President, Marketing, Eurocopter; Alex Sharp, Regional Sales Manager - Europe, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; and Eric Gizard, Regional Sales Manager - Europe, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

Friday, May 20

1000 - 1100 Charges in the Air and on the Ground - A Fair Deal for Business Aviation?

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Brian Humphries, EBAA and Joint Chairman IWG-BAO

Guest speakers: Ben Van Houtte, Head of Unit, EC; Eberhard Soehnle, Eurocontrol, CRCO; Simon Brain, Policy Officer, EASA; Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, BBGA.

1400 - 1500 Appropriate Security for Business Aviation - Essential Requirements for the Right to Operate

Ballroom B

Moderated by: Mark Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, BBGA. Guest speakers: Eckard Seehbohm, EU; Phil Williams, Senior Aviation Security Advisor, UK, DfT; and Gerry Lumsden, Chairman, ECAC Security Task Force for Fractional Operations. *


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