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The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) is very pleased to announce that some of the most prestigious corporations in aviation will be sponsoring IAWA's 24th annual conference, "Cleared for Take Off-Aviation's Impact on Growth, Jobs, and World Commerce" to be held in Dallas, Texas on October 3-5, 2012.

The sponsorship of world renowned companies such as The Boeing Company, Airbus, General Electric Company, Jackson Walker L.L.P., Condon & Forsyth L.L.P. and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will be an integral part of one of the most exciting events for women involved in aviation. Last year's Conference brought together over 200 talented and dedicated women from all over the world and provided an unparalleled opportunity to network and hone the skills they need to help their businesses thrive.

Sponsorship opportunities still exist and provide opportunities for you and your company to receive exposure to an exclusive group of aviation decision makers. Please see the sponsorship benefits listed on our website.

For more information please contact Karen Griggs at karengriggs@iawa.org.

Double Diamond Sponsor
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; integrating military platforms, defense systems and the warfighter through network-enabled solutions; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.

With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 140,000 employees hold college degrees - including nearly 35,000 advanced degrees - in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide. Our enterprise also leverages the talents of hundreds of thousands more skilled people working for Boeing suppliers worldwide.

Platinum Sponsors
Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer offering
the most modern and efficient passenger aircraft
family on the more than 100-seat market.
Airbus Military is the global leader for military
transport, tanker and surveillance airlifters ranging
from three to 45 tonnes of payload.Airbus' comprehensive product line comprises
highly successful families of aircraft ranging from
100 to 500+ seats: the single-aisle A320 Family,
the wide-body long-range A330 Family, the allnew
next generation A350 XWB Family, and the
double-deck A380.
Airbus Military designs, develops and produces a
comprehensive range of highly versatile products
for military and humanitarian missions: the
A400M, the Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)
A330, other military derivatives based on Airbus
civil aircraft, and the smaller "Light & Medium"
C295, CN235 and C212.

Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus has
design and manufacturing facilities in France,
Germany, the UK and Spain, and subsidiaries in
the U.S., China, Japan and Middle East.

Airbus has continued to expand its presence in
the U.S. since establishing its first subsidiary in
the 1980s. Today Airbus has approximately 1,000
employees across six facilities. On July 2, 2012,
the company announced it will build its first U.S.-
based production facility in Mobile, Alabama. Airbus'
newest assembly line at the Brookley
Aeroplex will produce A320 Family jetliners starting
in 2016, delivering between 40 and 50 per
year by 2018.

Airbus employs more than 55,000 people worldwide
representing more than 100 nationalities. In
March 2012, Airbus announced its goal to attract
and hire at least 25% women among its 4000+
recruits in 2012, despite the low number of
women studying engineering subjects. In addition,
Airbus is developing women's careers at all
levels of the company through internal development
programs, mentoring, coaching, and training,
with the goal of increasing the number of
women in management positions.

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The A320neo Family is a new engine option for the A320 Family entering into service in 2015.
The A320neo Family is a new engine option for the
A320 Family entering into service in 2015.

"It is not about achieving quotas and targets.
I am convinced that a more balanced proportion
of women at all levels of the company
can only improve Airbus' performance," said
Thierry Baril, EVP-Human Resources.

Airbus is pleased to support the mission of
the International Aviation Womens Association
as it endeavours to promote the advancement
of women in all facets of the
aviation and aerospace industries, and we
congratulate IAWA on the occasion of its
24th annual conference.

Please visit us at www.Airbus.com.

Platinum Sponsors

GE consisting of GE Capital Aviation Service, GE Aviation and GE Aviation Systems

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

GECAS, the U.S. and Irish commercial aircraft financing and leasing business of GE, has
a fleet of over 1,710 owned and serviced aircraft with approximately 235 airlines in
over 75 countries. GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types and financing options,
including operating leases and secured debt financing, and also provides productivity
solutions including spare engine leasing, spare parts financing and management. GECAS,
a unit of GE Capital, has offices in 24 cities around the world. Follow GECAS on
Facebook (GE Capital Aviation Services) and on Twitter (GECASNews).

GE Aviation

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and
turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business
and general aviation aircraft and has a global service network to support these
offerings. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), GE Aviation employs more than
36,000 people and recorded revenues of $18.8 billion (US) in 2011. In recent years,
more than 50 percent of the world's large commercial jet engine orders have been
awarded to GE and its joint ventures with an aircraft powered by GE or its JVs taking
flight every two seconds.

About GE Aviation Systems

GE's Aviation Systems business is a leading global provider of electrical power systems,
avionics and mechanical systems to the builders and operators of military and civil aircraft,
from large transports to fighters, UAVs to armored vehicles, and from helicopters
to regional and business jets.

Visit GECAS , GE Aviation and GE Aviation Systems on the web.

Gold Sponsors
As a long-time sponsor of the International Aviation Womens Association, Jackson
Walker is proud to support the organization's mission of promoting the advancement
of women in the aviation industry.

For more than 50 years, Jackson Walker has maintained a substantial practice in aviation
law, representing aviation insurers, major airlines, business and general aviation
clients, airports, and manufacturers of aircraft, aircraft engines and component parts.
Jackson Walker handles all forms of aviation related products liability and contract litigation,
including commercial, private and military accidents, both in the United States
and abroad, and additionally represents aviation industry clients in FAA and other
regulatory matters.

The Jackson Walker Aviation Practice Group is staffed by attorneys and support personnel
with substantial aviation experience, including attorneys with experience as air
carrier and general aviation pilots.

The Aviation group also publishes the JW Aviation Flyer, a newsletter dedicated to informing
the aviation community about developments in Aviation Law in Texas and the
Southwest. To learn more about Jackson Walker's Aviation group, visit www.jw.com/

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association,
Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation
aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. NBAA
represents more than 8,000 Member Companies and provides more than 100 products
and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting
& Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show.

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