|The Wichita Eagle|
Has the Wichita economy hit bottom yet?
Oct 01, 2009The nation's economy appears to have hit bottom and started to recover, "but Wichita economy is still slowing as the aircraft industry deals with a worldwide evaporation in demand," this story reports. The situation has taken a toll on the business aviation industry, which has traditionally accounted for 1.2 million jobs.
BY DAN VOORHIS
|The Wall Street Journal|
Some Frequent Travelers Prefer to Be in Cockpit
Sep 29, 2009NBAA's Ed Bolen tells the Journal: "About 85% of companies that use personal aircraft are small or midsize companies. "The lobbying group was active last fall when chief executives of the Big Three auto companies were criticized for flying company jets, advocating that such flights are time efficient," the paper reports.
By EMILY MALTBY
|Aviation Week Web Site|
BizAv Groups Link Performance, Aircraft Use
Sep 28, 2009This article details how a study, titled "'Business Aviation - An Enterprise Value Proposition,' finds that business aircraft users outperform nonusers in several financial measures..."
By Kerry Lynch
|The Wichita Eagle|
Speaker: Image Is Biz Jets' Challenge
Sep 24, 2009As this story reports, "Business aviation faces a host of challenges, but the one that worries Ed Bolen the most is its negative image, the CEO of the National Business Aviation Association said Wednesday. 'We've got to make sure our lawmakers and policymakers think business aviation is essential,' he said."
Two new companies let you hop a private jet for less
Sep 22, 2009Most companies using business airplanes "are small and midsize firms that are flying midlevel managers because it's the most efficient way to conduct business," NBAA's Ed Bolen says.
By Charisse Jones, USA TODAY
|[Lafayette, IN] Journal and Courier |
Smaller airports defend fed funding
Sep 21, 2009"Supporters of...smaller airports [say] they offer many benefits to their communities - from making travel easier for business leaders to crop-dusting, air ambulance flights, law enforcement activities and pilot training," this story reports.
By ERIC WEDDLE
|The Wichita Eagle|
General aviation counters media
Sep 19, 2009"The airlines took a gratuitous swipe at general aviation," NBAA's Ed Bolen tells the Wichita Eagle about recent news coverage that negatively portrayed small airports and business aviation.
BY MOLLY McMILLIN
|The Kansas City Star|
Wheeler Downtown Airport hopes to take off again
Sep 19, 2009Business aviation is essential in a number of ways, but "Until very recently the turbulent economy had all but grounded the business jet and general aviation industry - use, sales, flights, everything," this article notes. "It walloped the industry," says NBAA's Ed Bolen.
BYLINE: ERIC ADLER, The Kansas City Star
|The Las Vegas Sun|
County hopes business travel will soar at Henderson airport
Sep 18, 2009County hopes business travel will soar at Henderson airport September 18, 2009 As this story reports: "No plane, no gain. That is the message on how important general aviation is to the local economy delivered last week at the Henderson Executive Airport."
By Richard N. Velotta, In Business reporter
|NPNG Press Release|
No Plane No Gain Responds to Negative Small-Airport News Coverage
Sep 18, 2009No Plane No Gain Responds to Negative Small-Airport News Coverage In light of news coverage maligning small airports and general aviation, NBAA and GAMA issued a statement noting that "because the coverage said nothing about the many ways business aviation provides value, readers and viewers were unfortunately left with a distorted view of the industry."
|The Wichita Eagle|
IAMAW President Buffenbarger to Invite President Obama to visit Wichita
Sep 15, 2009The No Plane No Gain campaign's message about the value of the 1.2 million jobs generated by business aviation was echoed by machinists union president Tom Buffenbarger, who this week invited President Obama to visit Wichita "to see to see the importance of the business jet industry."
By Molly McMillin
|The Halogen Report|
Corporate Jets: The Good And Bad By The Numbers
Sep 09, 2009As this story reports "The 'No Plane No Gain' campaign, in association with the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association...addresses the benefits of private planes."
By Christopher Roy Correa
|Associated Press/Kansas City Star|
Aviation Industry Suppliers Struggle along with Makers of Planes
Sep 07, 2009Business aviation supports 1.2 million jobs, but a turbulent economy and misperceptions about the industry have taken a toll, as this story points out. In Wichita "Companies that supply aviation manufacturers have cut at least 1,000 jobs in the area since October as companies cancel or defer orders for planes."
|Dayton Daily News|
Aviation Maintenance Companies Feel a Pinch
Sep 05, 2009Business aviation provides more than a million jobs, but the tough economy is adversely impacting those jobs. In Dayton, aviation maintenance companies have seen work slip by as much as 35 percent.
By John Nolan, Staff Writer
|The [Colorado Springs, CO] Gazette|
Private Firms Balk at Paying Takeoff Fee
Sep 04, 2009As this article reports, NBAA's Ed Bolen tells a Colorado forum: "The business aviation industry provides more than 1.2 million jobs and provides business travelers access to more than 100 small towns that have lost most or all of their airline service."
By Wayne Heilman; email@example.com
|Aero News Network|
Fractional Jet Ownership Evolves
Sep 01, 2009The challenging economy and misperceptions about business aviation are impacting trends in "fractional" use of business jets.
|FLYING Magazine E-Newsletter|
Hawker Beechcraft Reveals More Cost-Cutting Measures
Aug 27, 2009Hawker Beechcraft, another business airplane manufacturer that generates thousands of jobs, is making adjustments to the down market, which has been very challenging to the industry.
Cessna Readies For Piston-Production Cuts
Aug 24, 2009Business aviation manufacture - which contributes to a positive trade
balance for the U.S. - continues to be challenged by the tough economy.
One manufacturer has announced plans for another round of production
cuts at plants focused on single-engine piston airplane production in
Kansas and Georgia.
By Benet Wilson
Pilatus Cuts Hours, PC-12 Production Rate
Aug 21, 2009Business aviation has been hit hard by the sluggish economy, which generates 1.2 million U.S. jobs. To avoid layoffs, one manufacturer has decided to cut work hours.
By Robert Wall/Paris firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Watsonville [CA] Register-Pajaronian |
Watsonville Airport is a Wonderful Asset for the City
Aug 18, 2009Watsonville Airport is a wonderful asset for the city Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2009 Business aviation provides a lifeline for communities without airline service. As a Watsonville, CA city official's opinion column notes:"Local businesses can use the Watsonville Airport to travel, at relatively low cost, to places like Visalia, Bakersfield or to any of the other 13,000 airports around the country not served by commercial air carriers."
BY: DAVID KOCH
|The Des Moines Register|
Aviation's impact seen across Iowa economy
Aug 16, 2009"The efficiency of hundreds of Iowa businesses is improved and their
productivity is increased through use of aviation," according to a
study cited in this article.
By WILLIAM PETROSKI
Ark. senators defend company use of private planes
Aug 12, 2009At a recent event, Arkansas' Senators and governor highlighted the importance of business aviation manufacture to the state's economy. More than 3,500 people work in Arkansas' aviation industry, which was responsible for $1.4 billion in exports in 2008.
|Savannah Morning News|
Gulfstream's jets are work horses
Aug 11, 2009"The recent decision by the House Appropriations Committee to buy the Gulfstream G550s business jets to ferry top government officials and members of Congress is a sound one," this newspaper's editorial states.
|Aviation International News|
J.P. Morgan: Bizjet Market Stabilized, but Stagnant
Aug 06, 2009J.P. Morgan: Bizjet Market Stabilized, but Stagnant August 6, 2009 A harsh economic environment continues to take a toll on business aviation manufacturing and operations - both major sources of employment.
|The Associated Press|
Report: Airplane shipments down nearly 46 percent
Aug 04, 2009The sluggish economy continues to take a toll on business aviation, and
the many jobs it supports. "GAMA president Pete Bunce said layoffs
continue and the industry has been forced to slow or halt production
lines," this story reports.
|KAKE-TV ABC CH10|
Wichita Aviation Industry Still Turbulent
Aug 03, 2009Economic challenges and misperceptions continue to take a toll on
business aviation, which traditionally generates 1.2 million jobs. An
analyst quoted in this story predicts: "It could be a negative order
year for business jets in 2009."
Reporter: Chris Frank
|The Arizona Republic|
Panel backs plan that may bring more jets to Scottsdale
Aug 03, 2009Recognizing the economic benefits that come with business aviation, a Scottsdale Airport Commissioner says: "I don't know how you grow a city and a community without growing the infrastructure."
|The [Appleton, WI] Post-Crescent|
Greenville stands up for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. jobs
Jul 29, 2009The Town Chairman in Greenville, WI recognizes the value
of the 700 local jobs supported by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a
manufacturer of airplanes used by businesses. Nationally, the industry
supports "1.2 million highly skilled, high-paying American jobs," a
company spokesman says.
By Ed Lowe, Post-Crescent staff writer
Planes aren't flying
Jul 24, 2009With the economy battering business aviation, business
jet traffic has slowed at the McComb-Pike County Airport in Brookhaven,
MS. The airport director reports: "The last couple of months, traffic
for us and everybody else has been really low," he said. "Business jet
traffic is really falling off
By ADAM NORTHAM
|[The Ft. Smith, AR] Southwest Times Record |
Aviation Copes With Recession
Jul 19, 2009A sluggish economy and misperceptions about business aviation have led to a decrease in the purchase and use of business airplanes. "Companies that have kept their planes also are flying them less and refueling them less as a consequence," this story reports.
|Aero News Network|
Leading Bizjet Market Analyst Predicts 10 Years Of Slower Deliveries
Jul 10, 2009Citing economic turbulence and misperceptions about business aviation,
market analysts Brian Foley Associates recently reported that their
forecast does not anticipate that business aircraft sales will return to 2008 levels within their 10-year forecast horizon.
|Fox Business News|
Fox Business News Tells Viewers: No Plane No Gain
Jul 07, 2009NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and Barry LaBov, president and CEO of NBAA Member Company LaBov and Beyond, appeared today in several interviews on Fox Business News to dispel negative stereotypes of business aviation. The two discussed the value business aviation brings to thousands of companies across the country.
|Fox Business News|
Fox Business News Tells Viewers: Business Aviation Makes Sense
Jul 07, 2009In another interview Fox Business News interviews Ed Bolen, NBAA
president and CEO, and Barry LaBov, president and CEO of LaBov and
Beyond, about the benefits of business aviation. Companies can visit
multiple sites in a single day, work en route and grow their business
using business aircraft.
|Fox Business News|
Fox Business News: Business Aviation Helps Companies Ascend
Jul 07, 2009In another interview Fox Business News interviews Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, and Barry LaBov, president and CEO of NBAA Member Company LaBov and Beyond, about the benefits of business aviation. Companies can visit multiple sites in a single day, work en route and grow their business using business aircraft.
Business Jet Market Faces Slow Recovery
Jul 04, 2009The business jet market continues to be impacted by the recession and lack of credit for aircraft purchases by smaller companies and individual owners, this story notes.
|No Plane No Gain: On The Air|
Jul 01, 2009Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain program in February, the campaign has spoken with a variety of news outlets, or coordinated interviews with people in the industry, to explain the importance of business aviation to the nation's economic and transportation systems.The interviews have included a number of appearances on national and local television programs, and the No Plane No Gain web site now has some highlights from the coverage.
|Business & Commercial Aviation|
Special Report: Servicing Smalltown, USA
Jul 01, 2009This story notes that, in explaining the essential role
business aviation plays in the nation's transportation and economic
systems, NBAA and GAMA are "focusing on the 1.2 million jobs it
comprises, the $150 billion in economic activity it generates, its
positive trade balance and its humanitarian work, by rushing human
organs for transplant, transporting cancer victims to treatment centers
and reuniting wounded veterans with their families and friends, among
By George C. Larson
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."