|The Joplin Globe|
Pittsburg company, other groups organize Haiti relief efforts
Jan 21, 2010Pittsburg company, other groups organize Haiti relief efforts January 21, 2010 Names and Numbers donated the use of its business jet to transport 600 pounds of supplies to Haiti as part of the overall relief effort, this story reports.
By Andra Bryan Stefanoni
|Mankato [MN] Free-Press|
Downs Foods pilot flying workers to Haiti
Jan 21, 2010Downs Foods pilot flying workers to Haiti January 21, 2010 Downs Foods, a poultry processing plant with offices in Mankato, MN, has donated the company's airplane to transport medical specialists into Haiti in the aftermath of a Jan. 12 earthquake. "I'm just glad to help out any way I could," the company's chief pilot says.
By Amanda Dyslin
|The Huntsville [AL] Times|
Local businessman donates use of plane to take medical supplies, water systems to Haiti
Jan 20, 2010HUNTSVILLE, AL -- A plane that flew out of the Madison County Executive
Airport Tuesday morning and headed toward Haiti will deliver equipment
to provide 100,000 gallons of clean water a day and a satellite imaging
system that will allow local doctors to treat earthquake victims from afar.
By Patricia C. McCarter
|Crain's New York Business|
PA Company Uses Jet to Bring Doctors into Haiti
Jan 19, 2010Synthes is a global medical device manufacturer that has its U.S. headquarters in West Chester, Pa. The company operates a jet aircraft. Synthes has used the aircraft to fly doctors and medical volunteers to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Haiti, all while most other medical volunteers struggle to reach Haiti on commercial flights.
Hands and Feet Project Uses Business Aviation to Help Orphanages in Haiti
Jan 18, 2010The Hands and Feet Project cares for orphans in Haiti and relies
on general aviation aircraft to receive their supplies, necessary equipment and
medicine. “These pilots are bringing in their own twin engine airplanes
and they’re just taking off and coming to Jacmel [in Haiti] and
they’re bringing us supplies and we want to just say thanks to all those
guys, it means to much to us,” said Mark Stuart, founder of the Hands and
Hands and Feet Project Helps Orphans in Haiti
Jan 18, 2010The Hands and Feet Project cares for orphans in Haiti and relies on general aviation aircraft to receive their supplies, necessary equipment and medicine. “These pilots are bringing in their own twin engine airplanes and they’re just taking off and coming to Jacmel [in Haiti] and they’re bringing us supplies and we want to just say thanks to all those guys, it means to much to us,” said Mark Stuart, founder of the Hands and Feet Project.
|General Aviation News|
Beechcraft Baron Used for Airlift Operations
Jan 18, 2010Bahama Habitat, a nonprofit that uses general aviation aircraft to support housing and disaster relief work and based in the U.S. Volunteer pilots have delivered medical supplies and evacuated dozens from Haiti since the earthquake happened.
by Janice Wood
|Minneapolis Star-Tribune |
Business aviation helps the bottom line
Jan 17, 2010A figure in Minnesota's business aviation community points out that "Dozens of responsible, well-managed Minnesota-based companies consider a business aircraft a valuable workhorse that helps managers, salespeople, and technical experts stay connected to customers and grow their business."
Op/Ed By Tim Ashenfelter
Wall Street Has Many Things to Be Sorry About -- Just Not Corporate Jets
Jan 13, 2010Wall Street Has Many Things to Be Sorry About -- Just Not Corporate Jets January 13, 2010 "Corporate aircraft are a red herring that distracts Congress and the American public from the real issues affecting the country," this newspaper's columnist reports.
|The Bergen [NJ] Record|
Job outlook at Teterboro Airport remains bleak
Jan 11, 2010"Before the recession, more than 1,600 [people] were employed at Teterboro Airport, and airport users supported nearly 2,000 more jobs in the surrounding area, primarily in Bergen County," this story reports.
BY RICHARD NEWMAN
|The Wichita Eagle|
Recession clobbers fractional-jet industry
Jan 10, 2010The severe economic downturn that has crippled business aviation "also hurt Wichita's biggest customers for aircraft - the fractional-ownership providers," this story reports.
NBAA Chief Sees Signs Of Upturn
Jan 03, 2010General aviation is stabilizing from a "very, very brutal period," exacerbated by misperceptions about business aviation, NBAA's Ed Bolen says in this article. To correct the misperceptions, the story notes, NBAA and GAMA "responded with the launch of the No Plane/No Gain educational campaign..."
By Kerry Lynch (email@example.com)
|Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal|
Air Service Firm Expands to MSP
Dec 18, 2009ASI Jet Center opens maintenance facility at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, filling a "big void" left by General Dynamics' departure earlier this year. Tim Ashenfelter, ASI’s president: “Not having a service facility here has really been a detriment to people coming into the Twin Cities.”
Honeywell Forecasts 2010 Profit That Trails Estimates
Dec 16, 2009Business aviation, which helps support 1.2 million jobs, has seen employment numbers plummet in the recession. Honeywell estimates that business aircraft manufacture will continue to be impacted in 2010.
By Gopal Ratnam and Will Daley
Business aviation group pulls ads from USA Toda
Dec 16, 2009NBAA announced its decision to discontinue advertising in USA Today because of the newspaper's recent coverage of general aviation, which has been widely perceived as negative. "We simply decided it's time to stop spending advertising dollars with a newspaper that has demonstrated such an anti-general aviation bias in recent months," a spokesman said.
Posted by Dennis Schaal
|General Aviation News|
NBAA pulls ads from USA Today
Dec 15, 2009The National Business Aviation Association has announced that no further advertising dollars from the No Plane No Gain program will be used for ads in USA Today, in light of the newspaper's anti-GA bias, this story reports.
Posted by Janice Wood
|Columbus [GA] Ledger Enquirer|
Cessna closing three Columbus plants
Dec 09, 2009A steep economic recession and misperceptions about business aviation have caused severe job losses in an industry that employs 1.2 million people. The Chair of the Columbus, GA Chamber of Commerce says business aviation "has just been hammered by this economy."
By TONY ADAMS
|Grand Forks Herald|
Cirrus Design behind on rent
Dec 09, 2009As the recession continues, many business aircraft manufacturers are struggling from the economic environment and mischaracterizations of business aviation. One manufacturer is working to "create a formula for repaying....debt in a manner that makes financial sense," this story reports.
By Tu-Uyen Tran, Grand Forks Herald
Dassault cuts more than 200 LR jobs
Dec 04, 2009Business aviation employs 1.2 million people, but workers with the business airplane manufacturers have been hard hit by the economic recession. This story reports that one Arkansas manufacturer has announced its third round of layoffs.
|OPINION: The corporate jet is not evil. It's practical.|
Nov 30, 2009A local Minneapolis resident challenges negative coverage of business
aviation by Minneapolis-area news outlets. "It's all about efficiency," the author of this opinion piece says. "There is no wasted time when a company uses its own airplane."
By Karen Workman
Letter of the day: Xcel's Private Jet Made Perfect Business Sense
Nov 29, 2009A recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article paints business airplanes "With a negative brush, when in fact, the use of an airplane is a sign of a well-managed company," NBAA's Ed Bolen tells the paper in this letter to the editor.
|Forbes Magazine / Forbes Video Network|
Commentary: The Case For Private Jets
Nov 25, 2009This article focuses on advocacy for business aviation. NBAA's Ed Bolen says: "...The National Business Aviation Association has really put forward a campaign to try to educate people about just how essential business aviation is to our nation's economy and to our transportation system."
By Evelyn Rusli
|TIME Magazine |
A Turboprop Built for Trouble
Nov 23, 2009This story reports on the role of business airplanes in supporting humanitarian relief efforts. The article also highlights industry challenges, stating: "...The $150 billion business-aviation market is in free fall...The demonization of corporate jets by Congress, prompted initially by the CEOs of the Detroit automakers, has helped kill thousands of jobs. The corporate-aviation market provided 1.2 million high-wage jobs in the U.S. before the financial crisis."
By Lori Ioannou
|The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)|
Editorial: Focus on getting Americans working
Nov 22, 2009This editorial notes that, at a time when the business aviation community has been beset by job losses, a Presidential visit to Wichita, KS, "...would let the president see for himself how the loss of more than 13,000 aircraft-manufacturing jobs in a year affects a community of 350,000."
|The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)|
Study: Business jet sales to dip before rebounding
Nov 19, 2009 Business aviation manufacture, which contributes to the 1.2 million jobs generated by the overall industry, has dramatically declined in the wake of a recession and misperceptions about business aviation. This article reports that "some difficulties must be overcome."
|Duluth News-Tribune |
Cirrus lays off 32 in Grand Forks
Nov 12, 2009Business aviation supports over a million jobs, but business airplane manufacture has been hard-hit by a recession and misperceptions about the industry, prompting employee layoffs.
By: Andy Greder
|Montreal Gazette |
Business jet market hit hard by recession
Nov 05, 2009A quarterly summary from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association "dramatically showed how the recession has hit the global business jet market," this story reports. GAMA jointly sponsors the No Plane No Gain with the National Business Aviation Association. The campaign highlights the role of business aviation manufacture in helping support more than one million jobs in the U.S.
|The Tampa Tribune|
Little airports big help to all who take to sky
Nov 05, 2009"Many...pilots use an airplane as a work tool...And the nation's network of small airports gives access to areas the airlines don't serve," this newspaper editorial notes.
|New Haven Register|
Use of Private Aircraft Stunted by Economic Downturn
Oct 27, 2009A university professor notes that "productivity can be significantly improved" with business aviation. But its use "has been stunted by an economic downturn that forced companies to lay off workers, cancel orders for new planes or close down flight units to strengthen cash flow," this story reports.
By Angela Carter Register Staff
Aviation: Business vs. Luxury (Video Interview)
Oct 27, 2009NBAA's Ed Bolen speaks with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine about the many benefits of business aviation, and addresses popular mischaracterizations about the industry.
Business Jet Demand Slowdown Continues
Oct 26, 2009Business aircraft manufacturing, which helps generate over a million jobs in the United States, continues to be hard hit by "the downturn in the global economy and limitations on credit availability," this story reports. Declines in business jet deliveries are expected to continue through 2010.
By Tom Stundza
Corporate Jets Aren't Just for Fat Cats
Oct 21, 2009A new survey shows that, contrary to recent
mischaracterizations, business airplanes are mostly used by small and
mid-sized companies "trying to gain efficiency and improve the bottom
line." NBAA and GAMA commissioned the survey because "The industry
wants to dispel many misconceptions about how and why companies use
By Jason Paur
NBAA, GAMA Unveil No Plane No Gain ‘E-Valuation’ Toolkit
Oct 20, 2009ORLANDO, FL, October 20, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today unveiled a new online resource to help businesses of all types and sizes calculate and explain the value a business aircraft brings to a company’s overall business objectives.
American Legend Arnold Palmer Lends His Voice to No Plane No Gain Campaign
Oct 20, 2009ORLANDO, FL, October 20, 2009 – Golf legend and accomplished businessman Arnold Palmer is lending his voice to support the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities in a new video and print advertising campaign for No Plane No Gain, the advocacy program jointly sponsored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
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."