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Business Aviation Expo soars higher








Corporate executives can learn how business aviation can help their companies reach new heights at the Business Aviation Expo on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) in Waterford.

At least 20 aircraft from OCIA business Corporate Eagle, Pentastar Aviation, and Royal Air Charter and original equipment manufacturers Dassault Falcon Jet, Bombardier, Embraer Executive Jets, Gulfstream, and Textron will be on display. In addition, 23 aviation vendors will exhibit inside OCIA’s modern LEED Gold-certified airport terminal.

“The expo is an opportunity for c-suite executives to learn about how business aviation can boost their bottom lines,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Private air transportation enables both businesses and individuals to reach 5,000 U.S. airports, 10 times as many as commercial airlines.”

There will be four break-out sessions designed to educate both veterans of and those who are new to business aviation. These sessions are:
  • “Getting Started in Business Aviation” by Brad Bruce, vice president of sales for Pentastar Aviation and Roger Salo, chair of the MBAA
  • “The Ins and Outs of Fractional Ownership” with Rick Nini, president and CEO of Corporate Eagle;
  • “Aircraft Transactions and other Hot Topics” with Clifford Maine, chairman of the aviation law group at the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg;
  • “When Cash is King, Leasing may be the Answer” by Greg Babcock, vice president - central USA sales region for Global Jet Capital.
OCIA hosted Michigan’s first business aviation expo last year. Participants wanted to see the event grow, so OCIA and its sponsors are making the event bigger and better this year. For more information or to register, go to www.OakGov.com/Aviation and click on the expo link. To join the conversation, use #MichAirExpo.

OCIA, the Michigan Business Aviation Association, and media partner Crain’s Detroit Business are hosting the Business Aviation Expo which is made possible by the sponsors: At the Gold Level are Corporate Eagle, Pentastar Aviation, and Royal Air Charter. At the Silver Level are Dassault Falcon Jet, Satcom Direct, and Sidock Group, Inc.
 
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