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The [Colorado Springs, CO] Gazette
Private Firms Balk at Paying Takeoff Fee
Sep 04, 2009

By Wayne Heilman;
As 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."

Aero News Network
Fractional Jet Ownership Evolves
Sep 01, 2009
The 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, 2009
Hawker 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. 

Aviation Week
Cessna Readies For Piston-Production Cuts
Aug 24, 2009

By Benet Wilson
Business 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.

Aviation Week
Pilatus Cuts Hours, PC-12 Production Rate
Aug 21, 2009

By Robert Wall/Paris
Business 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.

The Watsonville [CA] Register-Pajaronian
Watsonville Airport is a Wonderful Asset for the City
Aug 18, 2009

Watsonville 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."

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.

Associated Press
Ark. senators defend company use of private planes
Aug 12, 2009
At 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, 2009

Chad Trautvetter
J.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, 2009
The 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.

Wichita Aviation Industry Still Turbulent
Aug 03, 2009

Reporter: Chris Frank
Economic 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." 

The Arizona Republic
Panel backs plan that may bring more jets to Scottsdale
Aug 03, 2009
Recognizing 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, 2009

By Ed Lowe, Post-Crescent staff writer
The 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.

Associated Press
Planes aren't flying
Jul 24, 2009

With 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

[The Ft. Smith, AR] Southwest Times Record
Aviation Copes With Recession
Jul 19, 2009
A 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, 2009
Citing 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, 2009
NBAA 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, 2009
In 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, 2009
In 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, 2009
The 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, 2009
Since 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, 2009

By George C. Larson
This 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 other things." 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Inaccurate stereotypes of jet-setting execs taking toll, operators say
Jun 25, 2009

By Joe Taschler
Inaccurate 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.

Wall Street Journal
WSJ runs NBAA letter about sensationalist industry coverage
Jun 24, 2009
A 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.

Chicago Tribune
2010 seen as another bumpy year for business jets
Jun 22, 2009

By Christopher Hinton | McClatchy/Tribune news
The 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.

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Aviation Battles a Black Eye
Jun 22, 2009

By Mark Madler
"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.

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Whiteman Serving Business Aviation in Low Key Way
Jun 22, 2009

By Mark Madler
Business 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."

NBC Story Highlights Veterans Airlift Command
Jun 22, 2009
This 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, 2009

By Jack Oswald
A 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."

Aviation International News
Bizjet Recovery Still 'Far Off,' Says J.P. Morgan
Jun 11, 2009

Chad Trautvetter
Economic 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, 2009

By David Dewitte
The paper reports: "About 3,000 jobs at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids [IA] are in some way associated with the business jet market."

Savannah Morning News
Editorial: No plane, no gain
Jun 06, 2009
The 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."

Company Jet Expands Business Opportunities
Jun 03, 2009
Labov 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.  

Squawkbox (CNBC)
Private jet Industry's Rough Ride
Jun 03, 2009
As 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, 2009
Business 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, 2009

By Kerry Lynch
Gulfstream 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."
Business Aviation Fights Back
May 30, 2009

By: Jennifer Harrington
NBAA'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."

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gulfstream, affiliate to lay off workers at Love Field facilities
May 27, 2009

By Bob Cox
As 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."

SmartMoney Magazine
In Defense of Your Own Plane
May 26, 2009

By Stephen Pope
This 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.

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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