“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Changes Announced for Latin American Aviation Show
Citing a desire by the Associação Brasileria de Aviação Geral (ABAG) to assume a more extensive role in organizing the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), the National Business Aviation Association in the U.S. has announced that it is scaling back its participation. "After three years, ABAG is moving into the lead and will coordinate the event from São Paulo," said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. LABACE 2007 (www.labace.aero) is scheduled for August 9 to 11 in São Paulo.