|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
|Milwaukee Journal Sentinel|
Inaccurate stereotypes of jet-setting execs taking toll, operators say
Jun 25, 2009Inaccurate stereotypes of jet-setting execs taking toll, operators say
June 25, 2009 Misperceptions about business aviation have exacerbated
the economic woes hitting the industry. Flights are down at small
community airports that often are without airline service. "Across
Wisconsin, general aviation brings personnel and equipment to
manufacturing and service businesses that are a fair distance from
metropolitan areas," the paper notes.
By Joe Taschler
|Wall Street Journal|
WSJ runs NBAA letter about sensationalist industry coverage
Jun 24, 2009A Letter from NBAA's Ed Bolen published in the June 24 edition of The Wall Street Journal responds to the newspaper's recent account of business aviation, which missed key facts about the mode of transportation and overlooked its benefits.
2010 seen as another bumpy year for business jets
Jun 22, 2009The challenging economy and misperceptions about business
aviation continue to take a toll on the industry, a situation that is
not expected to change anytime soon. "We anticipate 2010 is going to be
a tough year for business aviation," a Rockwell Collins representative
tells the newspaper at an aviation show.
By Christopher Hinton | McClatchy/Tribune news
|San Fernando Valley Business Journal|
Aviation Battles a Black Eye
Jun 22, 2009"What we are trying to do is tell the full and complete story of
business aviation and not be defined by an unrepresentative
stereotype...," NBAA's Ed Bolen says of the No Plane No Gain campaign.
By Mark Madler
|San Fernando Valley Business Journal|
Whiteman Serving Business Aviation in Low Key Way
Jun 22, 2009Business aviation serves airports which, like Whiteman Airport, are
often without airline service. As this story reports, "...Whiteman
Airport may be a small airfield but it looms large for those pilots
keeping aircraft there and businesses located there."
By Mark Madler
NBC Story Highlights Veterans Airlift Command
Jun 22, 2009This story highlights the work being done by Veterans Airlift Command to provide free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots, including people in the business aviation community. No Plane No Gain highlights the industry's support for groups that help people and communities in need.
|Des Moines Register|
Letter: Small airports key to business growth
Jun 13, 2009A letter from a reader and business owner demonstrates
how business aviation will help his employees reach the company's
facilities in towns located across Iowa. "...Having small airports all
over the state will make it feasible to build, visit and manage our
operations in a way that would be very challenging otherwise."
By Jack Oswald
|Aviation International News|
Bizjet Recovery Still 'Far Off,' Says J.P. Morgan
Jun 11, 2009Economic turbulence has taken a toll on new business jet sales, and a recovery "still looks far off," according to an analyst quoted in this story.
|The [Cedar Rapids, IA] Gazette|
Justifying jets: Travel discouraged
Jun 07, 2009The paper reports: "About 3,000 jobs at Rockwell Collins in Cedar
Rapids [IA] are in some way associated with the business jet market."
By David Dewitte
|Savannah Morning News|
Editorial: No plane, no gain
Jun 06, 2009The newspaper's Editorial Board points out that business aviation employs 1.2 million people, and that "the industry's annual $150 billion output ripples through communities, supporting hosts of local businesses and key social service organizations like the United Way."
|ABC/NBC WPTA-TV CH21|
Company Jet Expands Business Opportunities
Jun 03, 2009Labov and Beyond is a Fort Wayne-based marketing communications business that serves clients across the country. Their business jet provides them with opportunities that wouldn't otherwise be possible. In typical week, the airplane transports four to six company workers for business in cities like New York, Washington and Atlanta.
Private jet Industry's Rough Ride
Jun 03, 2009As CNBC's Squawkbox reports, turbulent economic times and misperceptions about business aviation have sent the industry into "uncharted territory." NetJets founder and CEO Richard Santulli clarifies the misperceptions, reminding viewers: "These airplanes are very, very effective business tools."
|Palm Springs [CA] Life|
PSST - Rising to the Occasion
Jun 01, 2009Business aviation frequently serves as a life saver for people in need, Denise Wilson, says. The president and founder of charter company Desert Jet points to Angel Flight, Corporate Angel Network, PilotsNPaws, and Special Olympics Airlift as a few examples of how pilots volunteer their time and skills.
|The Weekly of Business Aviation|
Gulfstream Leader Sees BizAv Image Gains
Jun 01, 2009Gulfstream Leader Sees BizAv Image Gains June 1, 2009 Gulfstream President Joe Lombardo notes that the No Plane, No Gain program sends a cohesive, industry-wide message that business airplanes "...Are made for business, and we should not vilify people who use them."
By Kerry Lynch
Business Aviation Fights Back
May 30, 2009NBAA's Ed Bolen and GAMA's Pete Bunce discuss how industry groups and airplane manufacturers have been working together to survive the recession. Bolen: "Business aviation is critical to tens of thousands of cost-conscious companies fighting to succeed in a difficult market."
By: Jennifer Harrington
|Fort Worth Star-Telegram|
Gulfstream, affiliate to lay off workers at Love Field facilities
May 27, 2009As this story reports: "Gulfstream Aerospace and an affiliate plan to lay off about 25 percent of their combined work force employed at Love Field facilities in Dallas, a direct result of the recession, which has severely hurt business aviation."
By Bob Cox
In Defense of Your Own Plane
May 26, 2009This article explains why, even in a challenging economy, business aviation remains a critical tool for companies of all sizes. "The fastest route out of economic difficulty is increased productivity," says Jack Olcott, president of General Aero Co., a Hackensack, N.J.-based business-aviation consulting firm. "A business aircraft enhances the productivity of a company's two most important assets: people and time.
By Stephen Pope
Corporate Jets: Luxury Or Necessity?
May 17, 2009CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports about the widely-held misunderstanding that business aircraft are symbols of excess. In the TV interview, Wes Stowers of Stowers Machinery Corp. explains that his King Air 350 is "...comfortable and functional. But not exactly luxurious." Stowers continues: If having a private plane was just a fun perk, "We would get rid of it."
|Aviation International News|
Bizav bites back in bogus class war
May 14, 2009GAMA's Pete Bunce tells a business aviation industry gathering that the No Plane No Gain program, "is focused on defending business aviation by pointing out that the industry contributes more than $1.5 billion to the economy and employs almost 100,000 people. The associations have also written letters to politicians, penned op-ed pieces and appeared on TV to defend the industry."
By Stephen Pope
|Aero News Network|
Bolen (Re)Educates Senate, 'GA Is Fundamental To America's Future'
May 14, 2009NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen took the No Plane No Gain message to Senators in testimony before a recent subcommittee hearing. "Aviation plays a critical role in driving economic growth and investment across the country," Bolen told members of the subcommittee.
Pilots group takes to the airwaves
May 06, 2009
NBAA's Ed Bolen tells "Politico" that the No Plane No Gain campaign focuses on educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country. "We want to make sure that business aviation is understood for what it really is: an essential part of our economy and transportation system," Bolen said.
By Chris Frates
GA Deliveries Decline 41 Percent In First Quarter
May 06, 2009GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce reports slipping sales of business aircraft, and says: "We are dealing first and foremost with the severe negative effects of a worldwide economic downturn, but also with unwarranted criticism focused on the industry. The result has been the cancellation of orders for new airplanes and the loss of more than 15,000 high-paying jobs for American workers over the last several months."
|The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, IA]|
Jet cancellation hits Rockwell Collins jobs
May 06, 2009Business aviation has been "hit hard by the downturn in the economy," the paper reports. Rockwell Collins recently announced employee layoffs following the suspension of one airplane company's planned new aircraft type.
By Dave DeWitte
|St. Louis Post-Dispatch|
Companies cut back on corporate flights
May 03, 2009This article reports on a public education campaign, launched by NBAA and GAMA, "...Dubbed, 'No Plane, No Gain.' "We believe that the downturn in business aviation has been exacerbated this time around because of a negative stereotype that we believe is unfounded," said Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the NBAA.
By Ken Leiser
No Plane, No Gain
May 01, 2009Veteran aviation industry journalist J. Mac McClellan details the steps being taken under the business aviation community's No Plane No Gain initiative to educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the essential role business aviation plays for citizens, companies and communities across the U.S.
By J. Mac McClellan
|Fox Business Network|
NBAA's Ed Bolen Explains Importance of Business Aviation
Apr 29, 2009In his latest cable TV interview, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen explains the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country, and the work of the No Plane No Gain initiative to educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the essential role of business aviation in America today.
Gulfstream, Cessna in 2-Year Slide as CEOs Shun Jets
Apr 28, 2009Bloomberg News Gulfstream, Cessna in 2-Year Slide as CEOs Shun Jets April 28, 2009 The economic slump and a negative view of business aviation resulted in steep job losses among business airplane manufacturers, which have shed 15,000 jobs in recent months.
By Andrea Rothman and Susanna Ray
|Investor's Business Daily|
Does Business-Jet Concept Fly In Stormy Economy?
Apr 24, 2009In a tough economy, business aviation can help companies of all sizes remain nimble and stay ahead of their competitors. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen states: "If you have to be in Tulsa and Shreveport and Buffalo in the same day, you can't do that with a car or a commercial airline...you can do three meetings in one day rather than three meetings in three days."
By Doug Tsuruoka
Private Aviation Battles Image Woes
Apr 21, 2009Responding to the impact of an economic downturn and a negative perception of business aviation, the No Plane No Gain campaign "points out that business aviation creates more than 1.2 million jobs and has a positive balance-of-trade impact, with most major manufacturers based in the U.S. Among business jet operators, 85% are small and midsized companies, while just 4% are among the Fortune 500."
By Ted Reed
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."