|No Plane No Gain|
No Plane No Gain ‘Top Ten’ Booklet Continues to Prove a Valuable Advocacy Tool
Feb 28, 2014The No Plane No Gain "Top Ten" booklet continues to be an essential advocacy resource in the business aviation community. Featuring internationally-recognized business leaders speaking to the importance of business aviation to their companies’ productivity and efficiency, the booklet’s message makes clear to policymakers and opinion leaders the value of a business airplane to companies of all sizes.
|Mississippi Business Journal|
General aviation has big impact across the state
Feb 17, 2014Olive Branch Airport, the busiest airport in the state of Mississippi, is a prime example of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which asserts that business aviation is vital to the economy at the local, state and national levels. Olive Branch alone contributes an annual economic impact of $860 million to Mississippi's economy, and is growing every year.
|Preliminary Concepts Visualize Airport Development|
Feb 14, 2014An "economic driver for the community," Fremont Municipal Airport contributes over $5.6 million annually to the local economy— a number that airport officials expect to grow. The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign asserts that local airports and business aviation are critical for economic growth and job creation.
|Congressional Hearing Offers Opportunity to Share No Plane No Gain Message|
Feb 07, 2014A hearing this week before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, provided NBAA and GAMA Member Companies an opportunity to remind lawmakers of the industry's value, in particular the value of business aviation as a job creator and competitive tool for small companies.
|Baker City Herald|
General Aviation Vital to Economy
Feb 04, 2014The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign focuses on the economic growth, job creation, and increased productivity that stems from business aviation. According to a recent article in the Baker City Herald, general aviation in Oregon supports $3 billion in business sales annually as well as over 35,000 jobs in the state. Companies such as Beef Northwest rely on business aviation to save time and manpower, crucial factors to the growth of the company.
New plan sets sights on future of airport
Jan 18, 2014In recognition of the critical importance of business aviation to Texas, Montgomery County Commissioners have called for a new business plan for Lone Star Executive Airport to identify ways to maximize revenue for thelocal economy. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has shown, business aviation and local airports are drivers of economic growth for communities and businesses across the country.
|Sedalia News Journal|
Positive Numbers Reflect Economic Impact of Sedalia Regional Airport
Jan 17, 2014Sedalia Regional Airport plays a big role in a small town, according to a recent study by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The airport has an annual economic impact of over $3 million, much of which comes from direct wages and sales generated by on-airport business activity. As has been shown by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, business aviation is crucial to the economic well-being of towns and businesses across the country, like the Missouri community surrounding this airport.
|The Denver Post|
Adams County pumps millions into struggling Front Range Airport
Jan 14, 2014The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign highlights the value of business aviation, and its critical importance to the economic growth of towns and communities. For Adams County in Colorado, the Front Range Airport is more important than ever in supporting hundreds of jobs and driving the economic prosperity of local businesses.
|Atlanta Business Chronicle|
Gulfstream to build Georgia distribution center
Jan 08, 2014The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has repeatedly shown business aviation is a major job creator in the U.S. That reality is highlighted by this article, about the construction of a new distribution center for Gulfstream, a manufacturer of business aircraft. The center is expected to provide at least 300 new jobs.
|Jacksonville Business Journal|
Florida soars in attracting the aviation industry, study says
Dec 31, 2013According to a new study, Florida is considered the most attractive state in the country for the aviation industry to operate out of. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has shown, the industry provides over a million high-paying jobs, generates revenue for local economies, and is a central part of the nation's manufacturing sector.
No Plane No Gain Message Resonated Throughout Industry in 2013
Dec 20, 2013As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign concluded 2013, the program’s message about the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities was as fresh and relevant as ever – as demonstrated through a number of initiatives undertaken by NBAA, GAMA and the industry throughout the year.
|The New York Times|
Travel to Far-Flung Places Spurs Private Jet Growth
Dec 16, 2013The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign serves to educate policymakers and the public on how business aviation is an essential tool that not only improves efficiency and productivity, but also provides critical services for humanitarian purposes. As shown in this New York Times article, this is the reality in a growing global marketplace.
‘No Plane No Gain’ Message A Part of House Aviation Hearing
Dec 12, 2013A Dec. 12 hearing on Capitol Hill, ostensibly to measure industry input on the state of the nation's aviation industry, also provided the opportunity for the leaders of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to highlight the value of business aviation, much as their jointly sponsored advocacy campaign, No Plane No Gain, has been doing for several years.
|Reno Gazette Journal|
Airport is key to our prosperity
Dec 04, 2013The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority in Nevada recognizes that airports, including those used for business aviation, are critical for economic growth and job creation. As shown repeatedly by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, business aviation is an industry that not only has a $150 billion economic impact and provides 1.2 million jobs, but also provides critical, life saving services for communities across the country.
|KFVS 12 TV|
Study: Airports contribute $11B to Mo. economy
Dec 02, 2013A recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation shows that the state's airports, including those used for business aviation, has an economic impact of $11.1 billion and supports over 100,000 jobs. This study reinforces the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign's message that business aviation is crucial to economic growth and job creation nationwide.
|The Denver Post|
A higher vantage point: Protect general aviation in Colorado
Nov 25, 2013For Milton Lewis, business aviation is a time saving tool that allows him to manage his ranch and care for his cattle more efficiently in Cortez, CO. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has repeatedly shown, business aviation allows key employees to do more, faster while also providing critical services for communities across the country.
Ohio Governor Proclaims GA Appreciation Month
Nov 21, 2013Gov. John Kasich has declared December 2013 to be General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month in Ohio, which is widely known as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” This is the third consecutive year Kasich has issued a formal recognition of the vital role of general aviation, including business aviation, in the state.
|Stuttgart Daily Leader|
Letter to the Editor: Aviation in farming
Nov 21, 2013In Arkansas, business aviation has an economic impact of nearly $500 million and supports 5,400 jobs, and is critical to the agricultural sector in the area of rice production. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign shows, business aviation is a crucial tool for creating jobs and enhancing productivity.
|Aero News Network|
MODOT Says Branson Airport Has A Major Economic Impact On The Region
Nov 19, 2013In addition to serving significant business aviation traffic, Branson Airport created 1,460 jobs and had an economic impact of over $91 million in 2012, according to a recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation. As shown repeatedly shown by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, business aviation is critical to creating jobs and driving economic growth for communities.
Airports Contribute $11 Billion to Missouri Economy, MoDOT Study Finds
Nov 15, 2013A recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation showed that airports, including those used by business aircraft, have an economic impact of $11.1 billion, while also supporting over 100,000 jobs in the Show-Me state. The report reinforces the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign’s message that business aviation plays a central role in jobs and economic investment.
|Branson Tri-Lakes News|
Study: Branson Airport created 1,460 jobs
Nov 15, 2013Business aviation is critical to supporting jobs for communities across the country – a fact repeatedly shown by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. In a recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation, it was found that Branson Airport supports 1,460 jobs and has an economic impact of $91 million.
Steve Jobs' Time Machine
Nov 13, 2013The late Steve Jobs understood that business aviation is an invaluable tool to enhance productivity and save time. Studies conducted for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign have repeatedly shown that companies using a business airplane routinely out-perform similar companies that do not use business aviation.
Local airports: giving access to rural America
Nov 10, 2013For rural towns such as Pinedale, WY, business aviation serves not only as an economic driver for local businesses, but also serves as a community lifeline to provide critical services such as emergency response and medical care. This highlights a central tenant of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign that states for many underserved communities, business aviation is a literal lifeline.
|East Hampton Patch|
Study Claims Airport Is 'Economic Lifeline' for Town
Nov 07, 2013Business aviation serves as an economic lifeline for businesses and communities across the country – a reality that is repeatedly communicated through the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. A recent study on East Hampton Airport in New York – an airport that is home to business aviation traffic – illustrates this reality: the airport has an economic impact of almost $48 million and supports over 600 jobs.
|WSB News Talk Radio|
You don't have to go to the airport to fly
Nov 06, 2013An important component of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign is to educate the public on the importance of business aviation. For many, a career in business aviation has never even crossed their minds. This illustrates the critical importance of spreading awareness about this industry that provides over 1.2 million jobs across our country.
|Dallas Business Journal|
Aerotropolis: D/FW Airport has $31.6B impact on North Texas
Oct 31, 2013A new study reveals that Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport generates $31.6 billion for North Texas, illustrating the fact highlighted by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign that business aviation drives economic growth and supports jobs.
Eagle County Regional Airport’s economic impact is huge
Oct 29, 2013The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign highlights the
critical role of business aviation in supporting jobs and economic
activity - a fact recently illustrated in a report from the Colorado
Department of Transportation's 2013 Aeronautics study, concluding the
industry generates over $635 million in economic impact for the communities
across the state.
Texas Governor Declares November Aviation Appreciation Month
Oct 29, 2013For the third consecutive year, Gov. Rick Perry has
proclaimed November as “Aviation Appreciation Month” in the state of Texas to
recognize the value of general aviation (GA). In his proclamation, Perry called
the aviation industry in the state “critical to our economy and to our way of
New Study: On an International Scale, Business Aviation Creates Value
Oct 22, 2013The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed a new study showing that companies based around the world are increasingly turning to business aviation for the same reasons as American companies, and are reaping the similar productivity and competitive benefits. The study, titled "Business Aviation and the World’s Top Performing Companies" is the fifth in the Business Aviation Users study series to be completed by NEXA Advisors, LLC. Earlier studies in the series focused on business aviation use by large companies, small and mid-size organizations, government organizations and companies enduring the challenges of the Great Recession.
In Newest No Plane No Gain Initiative, 10 CEOs Stand Up for Business Aviation
Oct 22, 2013Ten highly respected CEOs from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies have unambiguously affirmed how business aviation works for their companies, in a new advocacy program announced today by the sponsors of the No Plane No Gain campaign. The new faces of the campaign, called Top Ten, were unveiled at the Media Kickoff Breakfast held on the opening day of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), now underway in Las Vegas, NV.
|Wichita Business Journal|
Study says almost all of world’s most-admired companies use business aviation
Oct 22, 2013A new study released commissioned for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign shows that the majority of the world’s most admired and successful companies utilize business aviation. Put together by NEXA Advisors LLC, it specifically showed that 98 percent of the companies that are in the Top 50 of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list use business aviation.
As Campaign Nears Fifth Year, No Plane No Gain Prominent at NBAA2013
Oct 21, 2013As attendees arrive at NBAA2013 this week, they'll see the messages of the No Plane No Gain campaign displayed prominently throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center via enormous hanging banners, standing signs and video displays. The Convention signage is just one facet of the latest No Plane No Gain advertising and educational campaign, jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
|Craig Daily News|
New study estimates economic impact of Routt County's airports
Oct 15, 2013Airports in Routt County, CO generate over $300 million in local and state economic activity while also supporting 3,120 jobs. Like airports across the country, they were hit hard by the unprecedented challenges faced in the economic downturn. However, residents and businesses are optimistic that a recent increase in sales and flight bookings is a sign that the industry is making a comeback.
FAA Recalls Airline Inspectors on Leave Under U.S. Shutdown
Oct 08, 2013NBAA's Ed Bolen discusses the dire impact of the federal government shutdown, including closure of the FAA Aircraft Registry, on business aviation, an essential American industry. With over 10,000 aircraft sales, registrations and renewals halted due to the closure of the registry, many small and mid-size companies in business aviation are being severely impacted. Bolen has sent letters to President Obama and the congressional leadership, bringing attention to the problem.
Government shutdown nearly grounds sales of private planes
Oct 08, 2013Business aviation leaders discuss how the closure of the federal aircraft registry, due to the government shutdown, is harming the industry in every part of the country. With the sale, purchase, export or import of private aircraft all but halted, along with the inability to renew registrations, the small and mid-sized companies that make up most of the business aviation community are feeling the negative effects of the government shutdown.
Sep 30, 2013In Arkansas, business aviation is a $500 million industry, helping companies large and small to maximize efficiency, according to Brenda Watts, the interim executive director and former president of the Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association. The agricultural sector, and specifically rice production, especially benefits from general aviation.
NBAA, GAMA Applaud Record-Setting Membership Tally in House GA Caucus
Sep 20, 2013Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain program in 2009, the House and Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucuses have grown to become among the largest and most active caucuses in Congress. On Sept. 20, House GA Caucus co-Chairs Sam Graves (R-6-MO) and John Barrow (D-12-GA) announced that 223 lawmakers are now included in the group, which promotes GA and informs debates about policy proposals affecting the industry. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the membership high-water mark achieved shows an unprecedented demonstration of congressional support for the industry. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce expressed his gratitude toward the caucus members “because they recognize general aviation’s contribution to strengthening our society and economy.”
|Denver Business Journal|
Corporate Aircraft Sales Finally Start To Take Off
Sep 20, 2013Business aviation and sales of business aircraft are
beginning to make a recovery since the economic downturn and criticism in of business
aircraft use voiced by some in government and elsewhere. These new signs of
optimism are especially significant, considering the 22,650 jobs in Colorado
that rely on general aviation.
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."