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KY Forward
Mike Denham: The Sky is the Limit – Literally; Aerospace, Aviation Industries are Booming
Oct 06, 2015
A state representative in Kentucky highlights the importance of the aviation industry in the state. The business aviation industry is booming, bringing manufacturing, jobs and economic benefits to Kentucky.

The Telegram
Bay Path Will Offer Aviation Studies Course
Oct 05, 2015
A new program in Massachusetts teaches high school students about aviation science to inspire them to pursue careers in aviation. Business aviation offers great career opportunities, with the demand for pilots and technicians expected to exceed 1 million by 2034. 

Boulder Daily Camera
General Aviation Lifts Small Business in Colorado
Oct 03, 2015
Colorado small-business-owner Stephen Brague discusses how business aviation helps his construction business be more productive and gives access to rural airports not served by airlines.  Business aviation is a lifeline to rural communities, providing local jobs and bringing new business.

Central Maine
Waterville Airport Sets Sights High After Big Investments
Oct 03, 2015
Business aviation at the Waterville airport has become an economic driver, bringing growth and investment to the region. General aviation, including business aviation, contributes approximately $330 million to Maine’s economy annually.

Oakland Press
Officials Hope to Attract Business Aviation to Oakland County International Airport
Oct 02, 2015
Oakland County Airport looks to attract more business flyers by showcasing business aviation’s many benefits: saving time, easing international travel, and access to more communities. Business aviation at the airport has a $175 million economic impact on the surrounding county.

No Plane No Gain
New Mexico Community Looks to New Opportunities Through Airport Expansion
Sep 30, 2015
Officials in Belen, NM look to the Belen-Alexander Municipal Airport to grow the local economy and attract new businesses by expanding access for general aviation, including business aviation. 

The Southern Illinoisan
Benton Breaks Ground on Business Park With ‘Huge Potential’
Sep 30, 2015
A new airport business park will provide greater access to business aviation and bring economic development and local jobs to the southern Illinois community of Benton. 

AIN Online
Survey: 40% of Bizjet Pax Plan To Fly More in Next Year
Sep 30, 2015
Respondents to a recent survey highlighted saving time, the ability to fly into airports not served by airlines, and the ability to work and hold meetings in flight as the top reasons for using business aviation. 

Aviation Pros
Getting Girls Into Tech Careers a Priority for Minnesota Groups
Sep 28, 2015
Iconic female aviators educated girls about STEM and aviation careers at Holman Field in St. Paul for Girls in Aviation Day. There are many opportunities for woman in aviation, particularly business aviation, where there are well-paying jobs for highly-skilled workers.    

Grand Lake News
Grove Municipal Airport expands, grows for future use
Sep 28, 2015
The Grove Regional Airport continues to expand in order to meet the rising demand for business aviation, with over 500 flights a month. Business aviation at this local airport provides critical access for local major employers and increases traffic to local businesses.  

The State Journal-Register
Local Business Notes: Aviation jobs target of local recruitment campaign
Sep 26, 2015
An aviation company in Springfield, IL, along with the local community college, has begun a workforce development program to train local workers for highly-skilled jobs in business aviation. Across the country, business aviation supports 1.1 million American jobs.  

Aviation Week
Small U.S. Airports Need New Approaches As Airlines Shift Strategies, Study Finds
Sep 23, 2015
With the reduction in airline service to smaller cities and rural areas in recent years, the need for business aviation is more apparent than ever. Business aviation helps give access to companies in small communities, allowing them to reach new markets and travel quickly to places with limited airline service.

USA Today
Airline-less Delaware Airport Hopes Ad Campaign Boosts Image
Sep 21, 2015
New Castle County Airport in Delaware is working to let the public know about the impact of general aviation, including business aviation, at the airport. General aviation activity at the state’s largest civil airfield has an annual economic impact of $240.5 million and provides thousands of jobs in the community.

Louisville Business First
River Ridge growth could be Clark Regional Airport gain
Sep 18, 2015
General aviation and local business are working together to grow at the River Ridge Commerce Center, with over 40,000 jobs expected. Increased business aviation at the Clark Regional Airport will provide greater access for companies doing business in the local area.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Small airplane plant to land in Bentonville
Sep 18, 2015
A small airplane plant opening near the Bentonville Municipal Airport will bring economic gains and increased interest in the general aviation airport. The plant, manufacturing custom aerobatic aircraft, will create 50 high-skilled jobs and “exciting” potential for other aviation-related businesses. 

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Demand is on the rise at some regional airports. But are there too many of them in Louisiana?
Sep 16, 2015
Business aviation in Louisiana is experiencing a boost in demand as more business travelers are choosing the convenience and versatility of business aviation. According to the DOTD, airports serving general aviation, including business aviation, contribute $967 million to Louisiana’s annual economic output. 

Wichita Eagle
Anthony Foxx and Sen. Jerry Moran: Support aviation industry
Aug 20, 2015
In an op-ed, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Kansas Senator Jerry Moran recognize the important impacts of general aviation in Kansas. They note that the general aviation industry, including business aviation, contributes $7 billion annually to the Kansas economy, and supports emergency medical services, firefighting, forestry and wildlife management, among other industries. 

No Plane No Gain
Internship Opens Student’s Eyes to Potential Careers in Business Aviation
Aug 17, 2015
Skylar Nicol, a 21-year-old Texas State University student, has been learning about the multitude of tasks in the buying, selling, and marketing of business aircraft as part of an internship with Jet Quest. The business aviation community provides excellent resources and opportunities for students to pursue highly-skilled, well-paying careers in business aviation.

Chattanooga Times Free Press
West Star Aviation investing $22.5 million at Chattanooga Airport
Aug 17, 2015
A new business jet repair and service facility in Chattanooga, TN is expected to create up to 225 high-wage jobs.  Read here about this new, local economic driver, which is has been recognized by the Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

Los Angeles Daily News
Van Nuys Airport’s new customs house clears nearly 100 international flights
Aug 13, 2015
The Van Nuys Airport, one of the nation’s largest business aviation airports, has opened a new Customs facility, providing local jobs and greater access for business. The airport, the region’s largest employer, provides more than 12,000 jobs, $1.3 billion in business revenue and $80 million in local taxes.

Hickory Record
Local airport a draw for business and pilots
Aug 08, 2015
Business aviation provides jobs and economic opportunity for Hickory, North Carolina. According to the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation, “Small businesses use general aviation to conduct business – especially when they need to go 300-400 miles away, which is very difficult to do commercially.” 

No Plane No Gain
NBAA's Sanderson Farms Profile Goes Viral, Reveals Airplane's Value
Jul 24, 2015
Often the No Plane No Gain campaign touts the value of business aviation using statistics and economic impact figures, but sometimes the evidence of business aviation's impact, such as in the case of Sanderson Farms, a chicken producer based in Laurel, MS, can be more personal.

The Kansan
Fueling the Economy
Jul 06, 2015
Business aviation has a tremendous economic impact throughout the country. At Newton City/County Airport in Newton, Kansas, general aviation, including business aviation, contributes $56.9 million in economic impact to the local community.

No Plane No Gain
NBAA’s Regional Forum Highlights Industry’s Value, And Need for Mobilization
Jun 26, 2015
Recently, NBAA hosted a Regional Forum at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey bringing together business aviation community members from across the country for networking and educational sessions. One topic highlighted was the No Plane No Gain campaign, along with the economic and employment impacts of the business aviation industry.

Tulsa World
Danny Morgan: General Aviation: Assisting the Oil, Gas Industry and Rural Communities
Jun 17, 2015
Business aviation allows Morgan Well Service to quickly reach oil rigs to conduct repairs and installations, which reduces downtime and keeps operations running on schedule.  In Oklahoma, general aviation, including business aviation, has a total economic output of more than $2.5 billion.

General Aviation Takes Economy to Great Heights in Nebraska
Jun 15, 2015
General aviation, including business aviation, plays an important role in businesses across Nebraska. In May, Governor Ricketts and Mayor Stothert of Omaha both declared the month to be general aviation appreciation month, recognizing the $1.2 billion the industry contributes to the state’s economic output annually.

No Plane No Gain
Nevada Congresswoman Makes Clear: No Plane, No Gain
Jun 11, 2015
A daylong aviation symposium in Las Vegas, sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus, emphasized key themes of the No Plane No Gain campaign regarding the importance of aviation to local economies, and the need to attract and retain more aviation-related businesses in Nevada.

Aviation Pros
Gulfstream Long Beach To Expand, Add Jobs
Jun 08, 2015
Business aviation continues to grow in California, as Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it is expanding at its Long Beach Airport site, which will create at least 50 new jobs in the local community. Across the country, general aviation, including business aviation, supports more than a million American jobs.

No Plane No Gain
As In The U.S., No Plane No Gain Message Resonates In Europe
May 27, 2015
The 15th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2015), held May 19-21 in Geneva, Switzerland and jointly hosted by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and NBAA, featured the message of the importance of business aviation to companies and communities, and to the rebounding European economy.

McCook [Nebraska] Gazette
General Aviation’s Importance to Our Area
May 19, 2015
General aviation, including business aviation, plays a key role in McCook, Nebraska. A recent opinion piece in the local paper expresses the services, jobs and economic benefits of business aviation within the community.

No Plane No Gain
NBAA Flyer Encourages Students to Consider Business Aviation Careers
May 14, 2015
A convenient and informative handout published by NBAA encourages these students to "Consider a Career in Business Aviation,” and provides a means to engage them in discussions about possible job opportunities in the industry. The importance of business aviation in creating high-skill, high-wage jobs is a central theme of the No Plane No Gain campaign.

No Plane No Gain
Webinar Highlights No Plane No Gain Themes to State Legislators
May 07, 2015
In a recent webinar hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, Selena Shilad, executive director for Alliance for Aviation Across America, and California Assemblyman Jim Patterson, who also serves as co-chair for the first Aviation Caucus in the state legislature, emphasized the value of general aviation, including business aviation, to businesses, communities and local economies across the country. In total, general aviation contributes $219 billion in annual economic output and supports 1.1 million jobs.

Lawrence Airport Pumps Over $30M Into Mass. Economy
May 07, 2015
More good news from the Bay State. According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, business aviation activity in Lawrence, MA supports a $30 million annual economic impact to the local community.

No Plane No Gain
May 8th Flyover to Mark Importance of Nation’s Aviation Industry During WWII
Apr 29, 2015
No Plane No Gain co-founders NBAA and GAMA are among the sponsors for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover, featuring a diverse array of World War II-vintage aircraft. The Flyover will be held on May 8, the 70th anniversary of VE Day, in Washington, DC.

No Plane No Gain
No Plane No Gain Messages ‘Liked,’ Re-Tweeted on Social Media
Apr 23, 2015
NBAA and GAMA, co-sponsors of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, utilize a strong web presence and innovative uses of social media to spread positive messages about the importance of business aviation. This approach has led the campaign to be among the most dynamic, responsive and fastest-growing online industry-advocacy resources.

Lansing State Journal
Don Weishuhn: General Aviation Boosts Michigan Business
Apr 11, 2015
Don Weishuhn, Vice President of AMcomm Telecommunications, uses his plane to visit company construction sites and meet with clients in Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes region. Business aviation helps him manage multiple installations more efficiently and ensure that project deadlines are being met. 

No Plane No Gain
Chinese Aviation Stakeholders Embrace Themes of ‘No Plane No Gain’
Apr 10, 2015
Business aviation not only benefits citizens, companies and communities in the U.S., but around the world – a reality that will be highlighted at the 2015 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2015) from April 14-16 in Shanghai, China.

Aviation Pros
Florida Leaders Celebrate General Aviation’s Economic Contributions at Job Rally
Apr 08, 2015
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association, a co-sponsor of the No Plane No Gain campaign, held a job rally in Florida to celebrate the significant economic impact of general aviation in the state. According to GAMA, general aviation, including business aviation, has an economic output of more than $12 billion in Florida.

No Plane No Gain
Scottsdale Airport Video Highlights Economic Value of Airport, Business Aviation
Apr 02, 2015
According to a new economic impact study, aviation operations at Scottsdale Airport contributed approximately $536 million in economic impact to the local community. This is just one more example of business aviation supporting jobs and economic growth at the community level.

Bolen Response to Huffington Post
Apr 01, 2015
NBAA’s Ed Bolen responds to mischaracterizations about business aviation offered by a U.S. Senator in a piece recently published in Huffington Post. Business aviation, Bolen’s response says, supports 1.1 million American jobs and accounts for $219 billion in economic activity each year.

No Plane No Gain: Sampling of 2010 Coverage

Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, a concerted effort has been made to deliver the message about the importance of business aviation through national and local news outlets. This sampling of national and local television coverage in 2010, highlights the campaign's effectiveness in communicating the industry's importance.

NBAA's Bolen on Fox Business Network

Click here to see Ed Bolen, President and CEO of NBAA, in an interview on Fox Business Network

NBAA's Bolen on DC's Newschannel 8

In an interview with Newschannel 8, Bolen explains that "... business aviation is prudent, cost-effective, and oftentimes, the only way to get where you're going."

  2015 No Plane No Gain
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