Guide to the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Collection, 1957-2002
H024-07

 Finding aid prepared by Patrizia Nava, CA

Collection Overview

Repository
Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection
Creator
National Business Aviation Association. (NBAA)
Title
National Business Aviation Association Collection (NBAA)
ID
H024-07
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1960-1984
Date [inclusive]
1957-2002
Extent
2.2 Linear feet (Five manuscript boxes and one half-size manuscript box.)
Language of Materials
Collection is in English (eng).
Abstract
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) was founded in order to represent the interest of business flying and aircraft operators in the United States. The NBAA collection contains mostly publications such as brochures, pamphlets, bulletins, guides, policies, minutes, reports, programs, press releases as well as correspondence, and photographs.

Citation

National Business Aviation Association Collection, Document name or type, Folder number, Box number, Series number, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Special Collections Department, History of Aviation Collection 18 May 2007

800 West Campbell Road, MC33
Richardson, TX, 75080-3021
972-883-2570
LIBSPCO@utdallas.edu.

Revision Description

 The first revision was a conversion to HTML Format. 14 May 2013. Additional materials were found after the collection had been processed in 2007. The items were incorporated into the existing collection and the finding aid has been updated.  22 October 2014

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Provenance Statement

The National Business Aviation Association Collection is an artificial collection and the archival principle of provenance can not be established because the materials that were found by the processing archivist appeared to have been taken out of other collections and loosely re-assembled by another party.

Note to the Researcher

Where necessary, staples have been removed from the paper materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Business Aviation Association. (NBAA)

Subject(s)

  • History of Aviation Collection

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Historical Sketch

The National Business Aviation Association was founded in order to represent the interest of business flying and aircraft operators in the United States. The Corporation Aircraft Owners Association (CAOA) was provisionally launched in November 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio with Palmer J. Lathrop presiding. The temporary board with William B. Belden of Republic Steel as chairman instituted the organization as a not-for-profit corporation on February 17, 1947 in New York.

In February 1951, due to the Korean War, the CAOA moved its headquarters from New York to Washington, D.C., following a recommendation of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). In order to better represent the national scale of aircraft operators, the CAOA became the National Business Aircraft Association in the summer of 1953. The organization held the name until 1997, when, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the name was changed to National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA).

Source
 NBAA. “NBAA’s History of Serving the Business Aviation Community Since 1947.” [Online] 21 May 2007. URL http://web.nbaa.org/public/about/history/
Source
 National Business Aviation Association Collection, “A Thumbnail Sketch of NBAA,” Fact Sheet #1, June 1, 1974, Folder 5, Box 1, Series 1, History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Scope and Content

The NBAA Collection contains mostly publications such as brochures, pamphlets, bulletins, guides, policies, minutes, reports, programs, directories, correspondence, press releases, and photographs. The collection is housed in five manuscript boxes and one half-size manuscript box totaling 2.2 linear feet and is organized in four series.

The first series is the History/Organization Series and contains awards, listings of the board of directors, by-laws, forms, fact sheets, directories, policies, reports, convention programs, brochures, pamphlets, agenda, rules and regulations, and a photograph. The fact sheets pertain to the NBAA's Safety, Flying Safety, and Meritorious Awards, and the correspondence pertains to meritorious award presented to Edward J. Swearingen. The press release pertains to the election of board members, along with their respective biographical sketches. The fact sheets pertain to the history, mission, and establishment of the NBAA. Brochures and pamphlets pertaining to policies, plans, programs, airport requirements, and "Developing the National Airport System" are also included in this series.

The second series is the Annual Meeting/Convention Series and includes a convention program, minutes, tentative programs, and reports. The latter were given by the president, chairman, vice-chairman, and treasurer.

The third series is the Publications Series and contains the following titles: Action Bulletin,  Business Flying, various directories and other publications,  FYI,  IBAC Update,  MOB,  News,  Newsletter,  News Release,  Policies,  Reports, and  Standards.

The fourth and final series is the Miscellaneous Series and contains brochures, correspondence, reports, a FAA publication, and speeches. Letters are mainly from the Membership Service and Secretary to members like Ed Rice and George Haddaway, former Curators of Special Collections, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas; letters from the NBAA President John H. Winant to Donald D. Engen, Administrator of the FAA and from NBAA President Johnathan Howe to Wendell H. Ford, Chairman of the Subcommittee of Aviation of the United States Senate.

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Series Description

The National Business Aviation Association Collection is organized in four series:

Series I. History/Organization 0.16 linear feet. (eight folders), 1966-2002

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series II. Annual Meeting/Convention 0.16 linear feet. (five folders), 1957-1991

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Series III. Publications 2.5 linear feet. (three manuscript boxes and thirteen folders, one half-size manuscript box), 1957-1984

Arranged alphabetically by publication title and there within chronologically by date.

Series IV: Miscellaneous 0.08 linear feet. (five folders), 1968-1995

Arranged alphabetically by publication title and then chronologically by date.

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Related Materials

Additional Sources

More information about the National Business Aviation Association can be found in the Don Teel Collection here at the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Image ID

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection are identified by a unique number that provides information about the format, record group, collection, box, folder, and image numbers. Please use this number when ordering reproductions of images from this collection.

Record Group Code

1 = CAT/Air American Archives

2 = Doolittle Archives

3 = Lighter than Air Archives

4 = George H. Williams, Jr., World War I Aviation Library

5 = History of Aviation Archives

6 = University Archives

7 = HAC Stacks

8 = WPRL Stacks

9 = Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Collection

10 = Belsterling Collection

11 = Closed Stacks

12 = Unidentified

13 = Chance Vought Archives

14 = Twirly Birds Archives

Image Format Code

P = Photograph/Postcard

S = Slide

N = Negative

T = Positive Transparency

B = Black and White

C = Color

Example : 5NB1-1-PB1

5 = History of Aviation Archives (HAC)

NB = National Business Aviation Association Collection

1 = Box Number

1 = Folder Number

P = Photograph/Postcard

B = Black and White

1 = Image Number

Images archived in plastic image holders may also have a location code in the format: 1/TL. In this example, the number is the sheet number and the letters indicate the top left position on the sheet. Position indicators are T = top, L = left, R = right, M = middle, and B = bottom. Position indicators may be combined to describe the position on the sheet, as shown in this example.

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Collection Inventory

Series I. History/Organization 

Awards. 1960-1979   Image number 5NB1-1-1-PB2. Brochures, pamphlets, agenda, rules and regulations, fact sheets, and correspondence.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

Image Description

Caption reads: “Ralph Cuthbertson (left) president of Stevens Beechcraft Inc. receives a National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) Outstanding Service Award Commendation Certificate from John Pope of NBAA. The NBAA award is made solely on the basis of reports by its members on the service received at various aviation service organizations."

Board of Directors. 1972-1976   Listing and biographical sketch of members of board of directors, and "For Your Information" press release.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

By-laws of the NBAA. 1968 July 9 


    Box Folder
Text   1 3

Forms, A-Z. Undated   Application forms issued by the NBAA for press registration, "Annual Aircraft Operation," safety awards, membership application guides to address the Congress, order forms, maintenance reports, salary surveys, and accident report.


    Box Folder
Text   1 4

History. 1974-1976   Fact sheets.


    Box Folder
Text   1 5

Membership. 1979   Membership directory, pamphlet, and "Guide to Membership Services."


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

Policies. 1966-1968   Brochures and pamphlets.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

Reports. 1967-2002   Brochures of "Statement of Receipts and Disbursements," yearly reports, and "Fact Book."


    Box Folder
Text   1 8

Convention Programs. 1957-1974   Programs of annual meetings and conventions, "Who's Who at NBAA," lists of exhibitors, and meeting and forum registrants.


    Box Folder
Text   1 9

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Series II. Annual Meeting/Convention 

Convention Programs. 1967-1996   Programs of annual meetings and conventions, "Annual Safety Award," and directory of exhibitors.


    Box Folder
Text   1 10

Minutes. 1966    Annual meeting minutes.


    Box Folder
Text   1 11

Tentative Programs. 1960-1984   Brochures, information folders for upcoming meetings and conventions containing the order of business, display maps, attendance roster, reservations, directions, and other forms.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

Reports. 1973-1976 


    Box Folder
Text   1 13

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Series III. Publications 

Action Bulletin. 1980-1981   "Action Bulletin," #80-7 to #81-31.


    Box Folder
Text   1 14

Action Bulletin. 1982-1984   "Action Bulletin," #82-1 to #84-8.


    Box Folder
Text   1 15

Business Flying. 1980-1983 


    Box Folder
Text   2 1

Directories, Part I. 1957   "Directory of Business Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 2

Directories, Part II. 1957   "Directory of Business Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 3

Directories, Part I. 1960   "Directory of Business Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 4

Directories, Part II. 1960   "Directory of Business Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 5

Directories. 1965   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 6

Directories. 1966   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 7

Directories. 1970   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 8

Directories 1971   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 9

Directories. 1972   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   2 10

Directories, Part I. 1973   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   3 1

Directories, Part II. 1973   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   3 2

Directories. 1974   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   3 3

Directories. 1975   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   3 4

Directories, Part I. 1976   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   3 5

Directories, Part II. 1976   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   3 6

Directories. 1979   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   6 2

Directories. 1980   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   6 3

Directories. 1981   "Directory of NBAA: Member Companies and Aircraft."


    Box Folder
Text   6 4

FYI. 1973-1981   "For Your Information," #73-56 to #81-38.


    Box Folder
Text   3 7

FYI. 1982    "For Your Information," #82-1 to #82-55 including "Publications." "Audio-Visual Aids, Aviation Gasoline and Turbine Fuels." "Federal, State and Canadian Provincial Taxes and Refund Procedures," "Background Report: Business Aviation," May 1982, "Convention Cassette Order Form."


    Box Folder
Text   3 8

FYI. 1983-1984   "For Your Information," #83-1 to #84-12.


    Box Folder
Text   4 1

IBAC Update. 1982-1984   "International Business Aviation Council Update," #82-4(2) to #83-6 (9).

Management Aids. 1972-1984   "Management Aids: A Supplement to the NBAA recommended Standards Manual."


    Box Folder
Text   4 3

Miscellaneous. 1975-1984   "NBAA General Aviation Fuel Reservation System, Aviation Gasoline and Turbine Fuels." "Federal, State and Canadian Provincial Taxes and Refund Procedures," "The Business Aircraft: Time Machine. A Speech Script Describing the History, Scope and Economic Value of Business Aviation," "A Guide to NBAA: Publications and Audio-Visual Aids," "Conserve." "Energy Efficient Flight Profile for Business Aircraft, and Public Relations for Business Aviation." "Grumman Gulfstream II." "Maintenance & Operations Meeting." "Questions submitted by NBAA Members," "Answers Grumman American Aviation Corporation." Thursday, September 29, 1977.


    Box Folder
Text   4 4

MOB. 1980 March-December   "Maintenance and Operations Bulletin," #80-2 to #80-9.


    Box Folder
Text   4 5

MOB. 1981 March-December   "Maintenance and Operations Bulletin," #81-2 to #81-8.


    Box Folder
Text   4 6

MOB. 1982-1984   "Maintenance and Operations Bulletin," #82-1 to #84-1.


    Box Folder
Text   4 7

NBAA Associate Membership Directory. 1974-1980 


    Box Folder
Text   6 1

News. 1967-1979   "News Release," "NBAA News," and "News." Issue from Sept. 6, 1967 contains photograph 5NB3-4-8-PB2. PR #72-6 to PR #79-19.


    Box Folder
Text   4 8

News. 1980-1983   "News," #80-6 to #83-55.


    Box Folder
Text   5 1

News. 1984-1985   "News," #84-6 to #85-34.


    Box Folder
Text   5 2

News. 1986-1987   "News," #86-14 to #87-86.


    Box Folder
Text   5 3

News. 1987-1988   "News," #82-2 to #88-90.


    Box Folder
Text   5 4

Newsletter. 1956   "Newsletter NBAA A.D." No. 2.


    Box Folder
Text   5 5

News releases. 1966-1987   News releases from Beech Aircraft Corporation, Air Center Inc., Congressman Barry Goldwater, and The Garrett Corp.


    Box Folder
Text   5 6

Policies. 1977 May 11   "Policies/Position Paper" including "NBAA Policy: Business Aircraft and the Environment."


    Box Folder
Text   5 7

Report. 1980-1981   "Report," vol. 18, no.1 to vol. 19, no. 10.


    Box Folder
Text   5 8

Report. 1982-1984   "Report," vol. 20, no.1 to vol. 23, no. 3.


    Box Folder
Text   5 9

Skyways and  Special Report. 1957-1960 


    Box Folder
Text   5 10

Standards. 1982   "NBAA recommended Standards Manual. Ownership, Management, Administration, Flight Operations, Maintenance." Washington, D.C., NBAA, Fifth Edition, 1982.


    Box Folder
Text   5 11

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Series IV. Miscellaneous 

Brochures. 1988    Symposium brochure "Access is not a Four Letter Word!"


    Box Folder
Text   5 12

Correspondence. 1976-1995   Correspondence from Membership Service and Secretary to members such as Ed Rice, Curator of Special Collection, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas. Letter from NBAA President John H. Winant to Doanld D. Engen, Administrator of the FAA. Letter from NBAA President Johnathan Howe to Wendell H. Ford, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation of the United States Senate. Letter to George Haddaway. Letter from Membership Service to unknown person. There is also a timetable, and a biographical sketch of Jan A. Newland.


    Box Folder
Text   5 13

Reports. 1968-1981   NBAA show report from 1981 and "Statement of the National Business Aircraft Association before the Aviation Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the Subject of Aviation Safety and the Air Traffic Control System on March 26, 1968."


    Box Folder
Text   5 14

FAA. 1967   "Federal Aviation Agency [14 CRF Parts 21, 43, 65, 91, 145] Maintenance Requirements for Certain Large Airplanes and Small turbine-powered Airplanes."


    Box Folder
Text   5 15

Speeches. 1977 May 16   "Canadair and the Business of Business Aviation." Remarks by James B. Taylor to Canadair Management Club.


    Box Folder
Text   5 16

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