Record Attendance and $35,000 Raised for Scholarship Fund
May 3, 2016 -- The National Aircraft Resale Association’s (NARA) Annual Spring Meeting took place April 21st and 22nd in Scottsdale, Arizona with a record-setting number of member representatives attending. The NARA Scholarship Fund, founded in 2014, also surpassed expectations by raising $35,000 from a live auction that was conducted at the event. The donations will go toward student scholarships at the end of the year.
“We had a very successful and informative spring meeting with over 200 in attendance, more than ever before,” stated Johnny Foster, NARA Chairman and President & CEO of OGARAJETS. “I am encouraged by the level of participation by our NARA membership and very impressed with the generosity we saw for our scholarship drive. In addition, we were honored to have special guest, Ed Bolen, President, and CEO of NBAA, address our members about the many challenges, and opportunities facing the industry. And Brian Foley, renowned industry analyst and consultant with Brian Foley Associates, provided us some great insight into the current market. We will continue to raise the bar with our association standards, and this annual meeting certainly reflected our persistent progress,” added Foster.
NARA’s 98 member companies follow a strict NARA Code of Ethics, and the Broker/Dealer members must pass a rigorous certification process to assure the highest standards when buying and selling previously owned aircraft. For more information about the current NARA members and the fleet of more than 400 aircraft they offer for sale, please go to www.NARAaircraft.com.
NARA, a professional trade association, formed more than 25 years ago, is comprised of selected aircraft sales and brokerage businesses that are NARA Certified and aircraft product/services companies that adhere to the highest professional standards. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, NARA’s members abide by an elite 14-point Code of Ethics that provides standards of business conduct regarding aircraft transactions. For more information about NARA, its members and its code of ethics, visit the NARA website at www.NARAaircraft.com.