NATA Announces 2011 FBO Leadership Conference Agenda

Alexandria, VA, December 1, 2010 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce the agenda for its 2011 FBO Leadership Conference, taking place February 7-8, 2011, in Savannah, Georgia.

NATA's FBO Leadership Conference was developed for leading executives and managers of fixed base operations, and features nationally recognized experts who provide the latest intelligence, tactics and strategies to maximize NATA member FBOs' business success. This year's event includes the following:

• Opening General Aviation Leadership Luncheon featuring NATA President and CEO James K. Coyne, NBAA President and CEO Edward M. Bolen, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President and CEO Craig Fuller.

• Political Leadership Session exploring how the political landscape for 2011 will change and how those changes affect our industry.

• General Aviation Security Update on issues such as the Large Aircraft Security Program with Transportation Security Administration General Manager, General Aviation Security, Brian Delauter.

• Get The Most Out of NATA's Safety 1st and Workers' Compensation Programs includes a review of key areas with the greatest impact on operational safety from USAU and a discussion by NATA Director, Safety & Training Amy Koranda on how to address these key areas through the wealth of NATA Safety 1st industry standard resources.

• Tuesday's motivational breakfast on Winning Business and Life Strategies features PGA golfer, sportscaster and pilot Bobby Clampett.

• An industry panel on The Future of Aviation Gasoline will review the history and future of lead regulation as well as the efforts our industry is undertaking to work proactively towards a lead free future.

• In the Airport Minimum Standards - A Value to the Future of Your Business session, experts discuss the value of comprehensive Airport Minimum Standards in protecting the future of your business and how to work with your airport during the development or revision process to secure your interests.

• The concluding session, Maximize Your Time and Increase Productivity at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, provides a smooth transition into one of NBAA's premier events.

Recently, NATA and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) revealed plans to once again coordinate NATA's 2011 FBO Leadership Conference with NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, being held in Savannah, Georgia, on February 9-12, 2011. Under the plan, attendees will still be required to register for each event separately, through the traditional NBAA and NATA avenues. Visit to register for NATA's event and to register for NBAA's conference.

"The 2011 FBO Leadership Conference offers preeminent opportunities for leaders to tap into the enormous wealth of industry knowledge," said NATA President James K. Coyne. "We are pleased to present political and industry forecasts from top leaders, a security update direct from the Transportation Security Administration, expert industry panels to discuss the latest developments in general aviation issues and NATA's leading programs, various opportunities to network and much more."