Industry members--chairman's circle.



1734 Aeros Way * Montebello, CA 90640

818-344-3999 * wide-Aeros-Corp/18073521

Igor Pasternak, CEO

818-344-3999 *

Drew Shoemaker, Director, Government Relations (DC)

202-393-0880 *

Martin Van Valkenburg, Director, Government Relations (DC)

202-393-0880 *

John Wertz, Program Manager

323-201-8313 *

John Kiehle, Director, Communications

323-201-8374 *

Founded more than 28 years ago, Worldwide Aeros Corp. (Aeros) is the world's most innovative FAA-certified lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft manufacturing company. Aeros is the manufacturer of the Aeroscraft, a revolutionary advancement in the field of infrastructure independent, heavy-lift logistics, now poised to deliver new capabilities supporting commercial, military and disaster relief response missions. Greatly surpassing the speed of sealift, the Aeroscraft 66-ton and 250-ton payload capable vehicles will dramatically increase heavy lift capability and cargo delivery alternatives, while significantly reducing fuel consumption and the current cost of airlift. The VTOL capable Aeroscraft will also impact the future of intra-theater airlift by expanding routes flexibility while reducing the logistics footprint in theater, or dependence on foreign airbases and ports, as well as reducing the effectiveness of anti-access strategies employed by adversaries. Learn more at

Best Western International

20400 N 29th Avenue * Phoenix, AZ 85027

1-800-WESTERN *

Sandy Taylor, Director, Worldwide Sales

623-780-6845 *

Neeru Bhalla, Manager, Worldwide Sales

703-729-6496 *

Best Western International Inc. is The World's Biggest Hotel Family with more than 4,000 hotels in over 100 countries and territories worldwide. Each of our hotels is independently owned--which means there's always someone there who cares and rewards you for your loyalty.

Best Western

* Typically AAA 2 or 3 diamond rated hotels

* Clean, comfortable surroundings

* Great value for leisure and business travel

* Each Best Western hotel is unique

* Free high speed internet

* Breakfast available at all hotels

* Free Local calls less than 30 minutes per call

* Free Long Distance Access

* Copy & Fax services provided

* A free of charge, publicly accessible computer with internet access

Best Western Plus

* AAA 3 diamond rated hotels or equivalent

* Updated furnishings and guestroom amenities

* Upgraded bath amenities package

* Same day dry cleaning services available

* Select sundry items available

* Fitness room available in many locations

* All the services and amenities (such as breakfast, free HSIA, free local calls) offered at Best Western hotels

Best Western Premier

* All BW Premier Hotels are rated AAA three diamond or higher

* Stylish decor and personalized guest services

* Furnishings, amenities and facilities are of the highest quality found in upscale hotels

* On-site dining offering breakfast & dinner at a minimum (some also serve lunch)

* Premium linen & terry

* Deluxe bath amenities

* 42 inch flat panel LCD or plasma TV w/ HD channels

* In-room Safe

* Premium clock radio with MP3 connection

* Oversized fitness room with upgraded equipment

* Sundry shop

* All the services and amenities (such as breakfast, free HSIA, free local calls) offered at Best Western hotels

BNSF Railway

2650 Lou Menk Drive * Ft. Worth, TX 76161-0065

Theresa Lorinser, Director Marketing, Industrial Products

817-867-0644 *

Grace Kung, Manager, Sales

817-867-6539 *

BNSF Railway, a Berkshire Hathaway company, operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with 32,500 route miles in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. Dedicated to serving the Armed Forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, BNSF is a vital resource in providing transportation services for the movement of military equipment among major bases, forts, ports, depots, and National Guard mobilization sites. BNSF is also one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF's shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced, and efficient railroads in the industry working continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve.

Bristol Associates

1023 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor* Washington, DC 20005

202-682-4000 *

C.N. (Pete) Seidlitz, President

James (Ed) McNair, Managing Director

Paul Naylor, Managing Director, Europe

Robert Rockwood, Managing Director- Corporate

Sean J. Lancaster, Vice President

Bristol Associates, headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Virginia and London, is one of the leading commercial aircraft marketing firms in the industry with an outstanding reputation for professionalism and integrity. Bristol specializes in international aviation and finance with expertise in aircraft acquisition, disposition, financing, and advisory/support services to airlines and corporate aviation departments.

Dedicated to remarketing both commercial and corporate aircraft exclusively on behalf of various owners, Bristol currently manages a portfolio of aircraft ranging from Embraer Regional Jets to Boeing 747s, from 9-seat Challengers to VIP-configured Boeings. Clients range from airlines such as United, Air Canada and Singapore Airlines to financial institutions such as Citibank, Bank of America and Mitsubishi, as well as a variety of Fortune 500 corporations.

Attuned to the goals and objectives of operator-owners and -lessors, Bristol has a proven track record in structuring ongoing asset management programs, default contingency plans and remarketing plans from conception though implementation.

Choice Hotels International

1 Choice Circle, Suite 400 * Rockville, MD 20850

301-592-5000 *

facebook/choicehotels *

Thom Puccio, Key Account Director, Government and Agency Accounts

301-628-5859 *

Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest and most successful lodging companies in the world. Choice currently franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in more than 35 countries and territories. Ranging from limited service to full service hotels in the economy, mid-scale and upscale segments, Choice-branded properties provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality, high-value lodging options throughout the United States and internationally.

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