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NECN (Lexington, MA)
Mass. Doctors Ship Out to Help in Haiti (VIDEO)
Jan 21, 2010

By Latoyia Edwards
Business aviation helps people and communities in times of crisis, as was the case when Suffolk Construction donated the use of its jet to fly medical staff and $1 million worth of equipment and supplies to transport doctors and nurses with Caritas Christi Health Care into an airport north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city.

Aviation Week
More Than 100 Biz Aircraft Support Haiti
Jan 21, 2010

By William Garvey
"The support from the business aviation community has been amazing," said Maryanne Stevenson, president of CARE, who said her organization "is on a pace to launch one flight to Haiti every 30 minutes."

Local Car Dealer Donates Resources To Help Haiti
Jan 21, 2010

By Samantha Anderson
A local businessman who is also a pilot is using his company's Beechcraft King Air 350 "to fly doctors and medical supplies into Haiti," this story reports. 'It's great to make a donation and be able to hand goods or services to somebody instead of just cutting out a check,'" he says. 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Area pilot flies surgeons, supplies to Haiti
Jan 21, 2010
A local insurance company owner is providing his airplane to deliver medical supplies and surgeons to Hospital Sacre Coeur in Milot, Haiti, this story reports. "I'm glad we went (to the hospital), because it gave us a sense of why we did this," the businessman says.

The Joplin Globe
Pittsburg company, other groups organize Haiti relief efforts
Jan 21, 2010

By Andra Bryan Stefanoni
Pittsburg 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. 

Mankato [MN] Free-Press
Downs Foods pilot flying workers to Haiti
Jan 21, 2010

By Amanda Dyslin
Downs 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. 

The Wellington News
Doctors land in Wellington: Corporate plane carries medical team to Haiti
Jan 21, 2010

By Nate Jones
A medical team flying to Haiti stops to refuel their donated business aircraft at Kansas' Wellington Municipal Airport.

The Huntsville [AL] Times
Local businessman donates use of plane to take medical supplies, water systems to Haiti
Jan 20, 2010

By Patricia C. McCarter
HUNTSVILLE, 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.

The Oregonian
Portland Truck Dealer Donates Corporate Jet to Fly Oregon Doctors to Haiti
Jan 20, 2010

By Stuart Tomlinson
TEC Equipment, Inc., based in Portland, OR, flew doctors into Haiti on their aircraft. The doctors from Medical Teams International were flown in with TEC’s President and CEO Dave Thompson in the left seat. 

Wichita Business Journal
Newton Doctor Joins Haiti Relief Effort
Jan 20, 2010

By Josh Heck
Wichita Business Journal recognizes the efforts of companies and NBAA in organizing Haiti relief efforts

Crain's New York Business
PA Company Uses Jet to Bring Doctors into Haiti
Jan 19, 2010
Synthes 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. 

CNN (video)
Hands and Feet Project Uses Business Aviation to Help Orphanages in Haiti
Jan 18, 2010
The 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.

MSNBC (video)
Hands and Feet Project Helps Orphans in Haiti
Jan 18, 2010
The 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, 2010

by Janice Wood
Bahama 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. 

WZZM-13 (West Michigan)
Amway Jet Brings Missionaries from the Dakotas Back from Haiti
Jan 18, 2010

By Amy Fox
The Amway corporate jet carried a medical team and supplies to Haiti Monday on a flight of mercy. It returned with 10 Americans who were on a medical mission trip when the earthquake struck.

The Journal of Commerce
Air Serv International Responds to Haiti’s Earthquake Crisis
Jan 17, 2010
WARRENTON, VIRGINIA - This morning Air Serv International launched a light twin aircraft and crew to Haiti to support World Vision International’s relief operations in the quake-stricken country.  

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Business aviation helps the bottom line
Jan 17, 2010

Op/Ed By Tim Ashenfelter
A 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."  

Daily Finance
Wall Street Has Many Things to Be Sorry About -- Just Not Corporate Jets
Jan 13, 2010

Wall 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. 

The Wichita Eagle
Recession clobbers fractional-jet industry
Jan 10, 2010
The severe economic downturn that has crippled business aviation "also hurt Wichita's biggest customers for aircraft - the fractional-ownership providers," this story reports.  

Aviation Week
NBAA Chief Sees Signs Of Upturn
Jan 03, 2010

By Kerry Lynch (
General 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..."

Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal
Air Service Firm Expands to MSP
Dec 18, 2009

Katharine Grayson
ASI 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.”

The Wichita Eagle
Aircraft CEOs Expect Stalled Growth, Stable Employment in 2010
Dec 16, 2009
"Nearly all of...Wichita's aircraft manufacturers said they think employment at their companies will stabilize in 2010, but they don't foresee any growth in their business next year," this story reports.

Honeywell Forecasts 2010 Profit That Trails Estimates
Dec 16, 2009

By Gopal Ratnam and Will Daley
Business 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.
Business aviation group pulls ads from USA Toda
Dec 16, 2009

Posted by Dennis Schaal
NBAA 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.

General Aviation News
NBAA pulls ads from USA Today
Dec 15, 2009

Posted by Janice Wood
The 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.  

Columbus [GA] Ledger Enquirer
Cessna closing three Columbus plants
Dec 09, 2009

A 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."

Grand Forks Herald
Cirrus Design behind on rent
Dec 09, 2009

By Tu-Uyen Tran, Grand Forks Herald
As 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. 

Arkansas Gazette
Dassault cuts more than 200 LR jobs
Dec 04, 2009
Business 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, 2009

By Karen Workman
A 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."

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Letter of the day: Xcel's Private Jet Made Perfect Business Sense
Nov 29, 2009
A 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, 2009

By Evelyn Rusli
This 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."

TIME Magazine
A Turboprop Built for Trouble
Nov 23, 2009

By Lori Ioannou
This 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."

The Wichita Eagle (Kansas)
Editorial: Focus on getting Americans working
Nov 22, 2009
This 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, 2009

By: Andy Greder
Business 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.

Montreal Gazette
Business jet market hit hard by recession
Nov 05, 2009
A 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, 2009

By Angela Carter Register Staff
A 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.
Aviation: Business vs. Luxury (Video Interview)
Oct 27, 2009
NBAA's Ed Bolen speaks with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine about the many benefits of business aviation, and addresses popular mischaracterizations about the industry. 

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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