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ICAO, CANSO, FAA and Airservices Australia Leaders to Speak at the 2010 Global PBN Summit

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading international experts from airlines, aviation regulatory agencies and navigation service providers will share cutting-edge knowledge and experiences at the fourth annual Global PBN Summit in Seattle, Oct. 19-20, presented by Naverus, part of GE Aviation. Registration for the conference is available now, with early-bird pricing still available, at www.pbnsummit.org.

"Participants will be exposed to thought leaders in airspace reform and will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and practical experience with members of the aviation community from around the world."

CANSO Director General Graham Lake, ICAO's Air Navigation Bureau Director Nancy Graham, FAA Chief Operating Officer Hank Krakowski and Airservices Australia Chief Financial Officer Andrew Clark are just a few of the prominent aviation leaders scheduled to speak at this year's Summit.

Now in its fourth year, the Summit has become the world's most respected forum for the advancement of global PBN technologies that reduce fuel-burn and emissions while paving the way for airspace modernization and optimization.

The Summit program explores the topical issues confronting successful PBN deployment, such as "A New Imperative, Selling PBN to the Community," "Values in Transition: PBN and the Environment," and "PBN's Effect on the Workplace." "Exploring PBN Frontiers: What's Next" will showcase advanced PBN capabilities being implemented by leading-edge organizations. PBN operator-practitioners such as WestJet, Southwest Airlines, Emirates, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines and Qantas will share practical experience. Community and social aspects of airspace transformation will be addressed by leading aviation economists, representatives of Airport Councils International and respected aviation consultants.

"This year's program is the most ambitious, the most diverse and the most thought-provoking we've had since the Summit began four years ago," said Naverus General Manager Steve Forte. "Participants will be exposed to thought leaders in airspace reform and will have an opportunity to exchange ideas and practical experience with members of the aviation community from around the world."

The 2010 Global PBN Summit will be held October 19-20 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the Seattle waterfront. Early bird registration rates of $325 are currently available for airlines, ANSPs, regulatory, government and aviation trade personnel and are $450 for all others.

For more information, or to register for the Global PBN Summit, visit www.pbnsummit.org.

About Naverus and GE

Naverus, part of GE Aviation Systems, is a global leader in the development and implementation of Performance-based Navigation and is working with aircraft operators and air traffic management providers in China, South and Central America, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Europe to implement PBN solutions. Learn more about Naverus at: www.naverus.com. GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. www.ge.com/aviation

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