Penton Aviation Launches Business Aviation Market Group

New Opportunities Brought about by Acquisition of Aviation Week

Oct 21, 2013, 13:00 ET from Penton

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Group, the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, announced today the formation of the Penton Business Aviation Market Group. The announcement was made at the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013). 

"With the acquisition of Aviation Week, Penton has a full range of media and planning tools for the fast-growing global business aviation industry," said Warren N. Bimblick, senior vice president, strategy and business development, Penton.  "Products now include Business & Commercial Aviation (BCA), AC-U-KWIK, Air Charter Guide, Aircraft Bluebook and  We intend to invest and grow the products and services offered for this industry."

Business Aviation Market Group's Leading Brands:

  • Business & Commercial Aviation (BCA)
  • BCA ShowNews
  • The Weekly of Business Aviation
  • Business & General Aviation (China Partnership)
  • Aircraft Bluebook
  • Air Charter Guide
  • Aviation Week's Business Aviation Fleet & MRO Forecast
  • Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN)

Leadership Announced
Leading the new Business Aviation Market Group will be Frank Craven, managing director; Business Aviation. Frank is currently the market leader and group publisher of Penton Business Aviation, and a pilot and flight instructor involved in business aviation for more than 20 years. Also leading the team is Beth Wagner, who has been promoted to publisher, Business & Commercial Aviation and sales director; Business Aviation.  Bill Garvey will continue as editor-in-chief of Business & Commercial Aviation.  Both will report to Frank Craven.

"The combination of Penton's business aviation operator tools together with the market leadership of BCA creates a powerful force in serving the full spectrum of business aviation owners, operators, manufacturers and service providers," said Greg Hamilton, Penton Aviation Market Leader and President of Aviation Week.  "Our goal is to be more essential to the growth and success of the global business aviation market, and we now have the critical mass and investment to accelerate our progress."

For more information, please visit us at booth C9430 | N1216 at NBAA 2013.

About Penton Aviation
Penton Aviation is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Penton Aviation for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book,, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World,, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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