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Thursday, October 10, 2013
 
Contact: Joe McBride
816-243-3160
 

KC Downtown Airport Event to Showcase Business Aircraft to Executives


The first-ever Midwest Business Aviation Showcase will be held at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) on October 10. Organized by the Kansas City Business Aviation Association the event will be co-hosted by the Kansas City Aviation Department.

The event is a must-attend for all business aviation industry personnel, potential and present. Others who will benefit include executives and individuals who utilize or are considering use of business aviation in the future, as well as civic leaders who wish to learn more about business aviation and the array of services offered in the Midwest.

The showcase will give attendees the ability to learn about a wide range of business aviation services through vendor exhibits, educational sessions and static display of aircraft, all in one location. Plus, there will be networking opportunities for regional business and civic leaders.

This is an excellent opportunity for exhibitors and attendees to meet and showcase various products and services. Business aircraft manufacturers expected to display include Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, Nextant, and Quest. Exhibitors include Aero Interior Maintenance, Air Associates/MKC Aviation, Air Charter Team, Angel Flight Central, AvFuel, Barbera & Watkins, Duncan Aviation, Elliott Aviation, Embraer Executive Jets, Executive AirShare, Flight Options, Hangar 10, Jet Brokers, Jet Support Services, Inc., JetCorp, Mid-Continent Aviation Services, NetJets, and Signature Flight Support.

The event will feature several keynote speakers at a noon luncheon including Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, and Pete Bunce, President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. There will also be an after hour cocktail reception.

The Kansas City Business Aviation Association is a local organization and affiliate of the National Business Aviation Association that advocates for business aviation. The organizationís objective is to provide network and learning opportunities for members as well as to provide a unified voice at local and national levels. KCBAA also seeks opportunities to give back to local charities and service organizations. The Midwest Business Aviation Showcase is being presented in the former Terminal Building at the Downtown Airport. More information can be found at http://www.kcbaa.org.

The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit http://www.FlyMKC.com for more information. Find Downtown Airport on Twitter and Facebook.

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