Washington, DC, Oct. 15, 2014 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that United States Congressman William “Bill” Shuster (R-9-PA) will serve as a keynote speaker for the Opening General Session of the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) in Orlando, FL.
Shuster serves as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, a role that includes legislative oversight of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“We are pleased that Rep. Shuster will speak with attendees at our convention, where his perspectives will be especially beneficial to our industry as Congress prepares to take up FAA reauthorization in the coming year,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Additionally, Rep. Shuster has also remained a steadfast supporter of our country’s aviation industry, and a respected leader on aviation policy, through his work on the Transportation and Infrastructure committee, and his membership in the House General Aviation Caucus.”
Shuster joins Andrew C. Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, and Chris Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), in speaking at the Opening General Session of NBAA2014, taking place Oct. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
Shuster has served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee since his election to Congress in 2001. He previously served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. He also serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where he is an active voice in support of the Armed Services and a recognized leader on national security matters.
Taking place Oct. 21 to 23, NBAA2014 is the world’s largest and most important event for the business aviation community, offering attendees an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the latest issues affecting the industry. Industry leaders and top government officials will meet to encourage and continue dialogue about the most important issues facing the business aviation community.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to review the latest in business aviation products, technology and services; participate in dozens of education and maintenance and operations sessions; and make side-by side comparisons of business aircraft at both an indoor light business aircraft static display inside the OCCC and an expansive outdoor static display of aircraft at nearby Orlando Executive Airport (ORL).