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The Times and Democrat
Aviation and Aerospace; S.C. is Flying High
Aug 25, 2014
Business aviation has become an integral part of South Carolina's economy. The economic benefits business aviation provides, both through aviation facilities and as a tool for other South Carolina businesses, has made the state more prosperous.


The Huntsville Times
NBAA Sets The Record Straight on Business Aviation’s Benefits
Aug 24, 2014
When the Huntsville [AL] Times newspaper recently printed an opinion piece critical of business aviation use by the state's governor, NBAA’s Ed Bolen responded with this piece, explaining how the benefits of business aviation for entrepreneurs and companies also accrue to public officials with demanding business-travel needs.


Bristol Herald Courier
Bell Helicopter Touts Aviation Jobs During Tour By Ramsey, Others
Aug 19, 2014
Business aviation not only supports the economy, it has huge positive impacts on communities. There has been a growth of new jobs in northeast Tennessee, new STEM education programs, and more business in general thanks to business aviation.


No Plane No Gain
August Recess Provides A Time to Discuss Industry’s Importance With Representatives
Aug 15, 2014
NBAA and GAMA – joint sponsors of the No Plane No Gain program – remind people in the industry that the August congressional recess is an ideal time to educate lawmakers about the importance of business aviation, and that there are a number of free advocacy resources for doing so.


Community Impact Newspaper
Austin Executive Airport: Aviation facility helps propel local economy
Aug 06, 2014
Business aviation promotes economic development in cities like Austin, using smaller, community airports like Austin's Executive Airport.


Wichita Business Journal
Numbers Pointing in the Right Direction for Business Aviation Industry
Aug 04, 2014
New data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association provides reason for optimism for more than a million hard-working Americans employed in the business aviation industry. GAMA, which co-sponsors the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, reports that business jet deliveries are up 12.4 percent over the same period on 2013.


Rep. Todd Rokita
Helping General Aviation Take-Off
Aug 04, 2014
In a newspaper column that also appears on his official blog, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4-IN) highlights the value of business aviation, citing themes from the No Plane No Gain campaign.


Daily Commercial
Officials Stump for Airplane Maker
Aug 01, 2014
Local city officials in Lake County understand that the manufacture of small aircraft can be big business. The introduction of Lake Aircraft would mean hundreds of skilled jobs, as well as more growth in the local economy.


Business in Savannah
Cantwell Tours Gulfstream Aerospace
Jul 19, 2014
Senator Maria Cantwell traveled to Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah to help emphasize the importance of business aviation. Gulfstream supports more than 10,000 jobs in Georgia alone, and contributes to one of America’s leading exports.


Chronicle Express
Flying in for Economic Expansion
Jul 07, 2014
Business aviation activity at small airports helps support local economic development and job creation in communities like Penn Yan, NY.


WOSU (NPR)
Ohio Stands To Benefit From Growing Aviation Industry
Jul 07, 2014
The growth of the aviation industry, including business aviation in Ohio will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs in the state, experts say.


Herald Business Journal
Glasair Puts Teens Behind the Wrench
Jun 25, 2014
Four Las Vegas high school students have been flown to Arlington, Washington to build an airplane in two weeks, gain specialized occupational skills and learn about career options in the field of aviation.  The program, an initiative of GAMA and several aviation manufacturers, is yet another example of the business aviation industry encouraging the education, especially STEM education, of young people.


Blue Ridge Now
Company to Offer Charter from Asheville Airport
Jun 17, 2014
The expansion of Bloom Business Jets, an Asheville, NC-based aircraft-charter company, demonstrates how business aviation is valued by entrepreneurs and companies for providing efficient travel, often among smaller towns and communities. Business aircraft often provide the most efficient way to get from point A to point B, travel to areas not served by commercial flights, minimize travel down-time and attend meetings in multiple locations in a single day.


No Plane No Gain
NBAA Provides Updates on Latest From No Plane No Gain Campaign Through Aviation Media
Jun 13, 2014
NBAA and GAMA know it’s important for people in the business aviation community to be apprised about the two associations’ work to advance the message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. That’s why NBAA routinely contributes updates about the campaign’s progress to a host of publications with loyal readerships in a variety of industry segments.  


Wall Street Journal
Business Aviation Helps Our Economy
Jun 09, 2014
NBAA’s Ed Bolen lays out the reasons why business aviation is so beneficial to the business community in a letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal. Business aviation allows a company to visit multiple locations in a day and facilitate face-to-face communication, thus ensuring the most effective relationships with customers and business partners.


No Plane No Gain
Top Ten Booklet Shares No Plane No Gain Themes With Washington Aviation Symposium Attendees
Jun 06, 2014
Attendees of the RTCA 2014 Global Aviation Symposium received copied of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign’s Top Ten booklet.


KELO-AM
Governor Proclaims June “General Aviation Appreciation” Month
Jun 03, 2014
Governor Dennis Daugaard’s proclamation illustrates the importance of business aviation in South Dakota. In such a large state, business aviation provides a strategic advantage for companies to travel to clients or customers in the most efficient and effective way, and a cost-effective way to do business.


Juneau County Star-Times
Airports are Quiet Lifeblood of Rural Economy
May 31, 2014
Rural airports, like the Reedsburg Municipal Airport in Wisconsin, give communities access to the broader world through business aviation. Business aviation provides jobs in places like Reedsburg, and allows companies to compete in an increasingly global market place without leaving their hometowns.


No Plane No Gain
'Top Ten' Advocacy Resource to be Featured at RTCA Symposium
May 16, 2014
Attendees of the upcoming RTCA 2014 Global Aviation Symposium will each receive a copy of NBAA's Top Ten booklet, emphasizing to these influential aviation policymakers the important roles that business aviation plays to cities, companies and communities nationwide.


The Bismarck Tribune
More Businessmen are taking to the Air in North Dakota
May 13, 2014
Businesses are taking to the air as the economy grows in North Dakota. For many, flying has become a necessity to stay competitive. Especially in the upper-Midwest where driving distances are long, business aviation helps entrepreneurs keep a tight schedule and save time.


Fox Business
Growing a Business, but Maintaining Your Values
May 12, 2014
Denise Wilson, founder and CEO of aviation charter company Desert Jet, gives some insight into the kind of entrepreneurial spirit in the business aviation industry in her interview with Fox Business.


No Plane No Gain
No Plane No Gain Resources Highlight Business Aviation’s Value In Virginia
May 09, 2014
Just as the versatility and access to more airports makes business aviation a timesaving resource for companies, governmental entities benefit from the use of business aircraft in operating more efficiently and effectively. These benefits were showcased in a Virginia Department of Aviation Open House recently.


Houston Chronicle
Conroe's Regional Airport Takes Off as Business Opportunities Boom in the North
May 09, 2014
Business is booming on the north side of Houston, and Lone Star Executive Airport is at the heart of it. Business aviation has always been a significant source of job creation nationally, and at this Houston airport, it has been a driving force for the area's economic development, encouraging local investment and job creation.


The Tribune
Aviation Consultants Inc.: A Company That Soars
May 07, 2014
From a humble beginning as a one-person operation, Aviation Consultants Inc. (ACI) has grown into a successful business aviation provider with 85 employees.  ACI’s president says their clientele includes many “up-and-coming firms” that see business aviation as a timesaving travel option, especially when doing business in remote areas.


No Plane No Gain
Development Company Sees Business Aviation Driving Airport, Community Growth
May 02, 2014
Small businesses like Western LLC, which builds airplane hangars, are seeing community growth and economic opportunity driven by business aviation, and growth at community airports, which provides jobs for locals.


Aviation Today
Business Jet Deliveries Climb 19 Percent
May 02, 2014
Business jet deliveries grew 19% in the first quarter of 2014, over the same period of time the previous year. This is great news for the 1.2 million Americans whose jobs are supported by business aircraft manufacturing – one of the only segments of the U.S. manufacturing sector that continues to have a positive balance of trade.


The Norman Transcript
OU’s Max Westheimer Airport will be home to Commander Aircraft Service, Manufacturing Operations: Facility will employ between 75 to 100 within 3 years
Apr 28, 2014
Business aviation is creating opportunity in a small Oklahoma city. As Commander Aircraft Corporation comes to Norman, OK, it brings along with it new economic prospects. Between 75 and 100 new jobs will be created from the facility at Max Westheimer Airport.


NBAA
ABACE Provides Opportunity to Share No Plane Message
Apr 17, 2014
The importance of business aviation in helping companies of all sizes remain nimble and competitive is a key theme of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, and a message that truly resonates across the globe. In the days leading up to the start of the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE2014) advertisements in the Asia edition of The Wall Street Journal shared this message with regional business leaders, key government officials, and other attendees of ABACE2014.


Webster County Citizen
National Aviation Organizations Commend Missouri Governor for declaring April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
Apr 14, 2014
Governor Nixon’s proclamation highlights the importance of business aviation in the state of Missouri. Business aviation helps companies and grows local economies throughout the state, and it provides valuable services that would otherwise not be available.


Maine Sun Journal
Maine's aviation businesses, both large and small, are taking off as demand for services grows
Apr 13, 2014
Black Bear Aviation is a fine example of how business aviation plays a vital and growing role in business across the country. Maine’s aviation maintenance industry supports 1,052 jobs and has an economic impact of $124.7 million- an upward trend from reports 5 years earlier. 


New York Times
Business Aviation Isn’t a ‘Taker’
Apr 07, 2014
NBAA’s Ed Bolen sets the record straight about business aviation in a letter to the editor in the New York Times.  Business aviation is an important investment for companies of all sizes and, like other business tools, increases productivity—points that were unfortunately missed in a recent column.


The News-Star
Letter: General aviation is blessing
Apr 03, 2014
In addition to its value as an economic driver, business aviation plays a critical role in non-profit and humanitarian efforts across the country, providing essential, sometimes lifesaving services to people in need. In this op-ed, Philip Thomas of Monroe, Louisiana discusses the use of his small aircraft in both his non-profit organization, Pilots for Patients, and his business, Precision Paper & Board.


USA Today
Aerospace Manufacturing Takes Off in South
Apr 02, 2014
America leads the world in the field of business airplane manufacture, which accounts for over a million jobs - a fact recognized by officials in Georgia, who recently agreed to provide nearly $30 million in incentives including job training to encourage Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to expand its operations in Savannah.


Washington Examiner
NBAA Sets Newspaper Straight on Business Aviation
Mar 19, 2014
Business aviation is a key to business productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness. In his recent op-ed, Ed Bolen, President and CEO of NBAA, writes about the ways in which business aviation is a necessity to small and mid-size businesses across the country, and clarifies misconceptions about the industry.


KFYR
Drastic Changes Affect North Dakota Airports
Mar 14, 2014
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple declared March Aviation Appreciation Month, noting that Mandan Municipal Airport – which is home to general aviation activity, including for business reasons, has an annual economic impact of $4.4 million. Overall, general aviation, including business aviation generates $131 million for North Dakota’s economy each year.


The Mid Hudson News
Study makes recommendations to improve operation of Dutchess County Airport
Mar 07, 2014
No Plane No Gain advocates for the advantages created by business aviation, a vital industry that supports numerous jobs and generates a strong economic impact in communities across the country. Dutchess County Airport in Wappinger, New York provides an annual economic impact of more than $44 million to the surrounding area, an amount the county hopes to increase by further investing in the general aviation facility.


No Plane No Gain
No Plane No Gain ‘Top Ten’ Booklet Continues to Prove a Valuable Advocacy Tool
Feb 28, 2014
The 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.


No Plane No Gain
On Fifth Anniversary of No Plane No Gain, GAMA President Notes Progress in Highlighting Industry’s Value
Feb 21, 2014
At a Feb. 19, press conference, GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce highlighted the fifth anniversary of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign’s launch, and took the opportunity to detail the campaign's significant progress over that five-year period.


Mississippi Business Journal
General aviation has big impact across the state
Feb 17, 2014
Olive 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, 2014
An "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.




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."





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