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"Unfortunately, in a number of significant ways the [New Orleans] Lakefront Airport that would be the site of NBAA's [2008 Convention] static display does not appear to be coming back as fast as other parts of the city," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said last week. Thenew dates for NBAA's 2008 annual convention will be Monday, Oct. 6 through Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, in Orlando, Fla.

At NBAA's business aviation regional forum last Thursday, Westchester County Executive Andy Spano was recognized for his continued support and 25 years of donating office space to the Corporate Angel Network. "The support of Westchester County over the past 25 years has been instrumental in our ability to transport patients free of charge. The generosity of Andy Spano, Westchester County and the airport embody the nature of CAN and we greatly appreciate everything they do," said CAN Executive Director Peter Fleiss.

Embraer's Board of Directors has elected Frederico Fleury Curado to succeed Mauricio Botelho, who retired last week from Embraer's president and CEO post. Botelho will retain his position as chairman of Embraer's board of directors, and Mauro Kern Jr. will step into Curado's old position as executive vice-president of the airline market. As a result of the changes, Edson Carlos Mallaco will report directly to the president and CEO. Curado, 45, has a history with Embraer dating back to 1984...

Dassault will within two weeks announce an engine for its "Future Falcon" jet, an aircraft slated to replace the company's 50EX model at the entry level of its product range. Dassault Chairman and CEO Charles Edelstenne, speaking after the 7X's certification ceremony last Friday, said "active discussions" were continuing with Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Snecma. The new midsize business jet is expected to enter service in 2012.