|Reno Gazette Journal|
Airport is key to our prosperity
Dec 04, 2013The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority in Nevada recognizes that airports, including those used for business aviation, are critical for economic growth and job creation. As shown repeatedly by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, business aviation is an industry that not only has a $150 billion economic impact and provides 1.2 million jobs, but also provides critical, life saving services for communities across the country.
|KFVS 12 TV|
Study: Airports contribute $11B to Mo. economy
Dec 02, 2013A recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation shows that the state's airports, including those used for business aviation, has an economic impact of $11.1 billion and supports over 100,000 jobs. This study reinforces the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign's message that business aviation is crucial to economic growth and job creation nationwide.
|The Denver Post|
A higher vantage point: Protect general aviation in Colorado
Nov 25, 2013For Milton Lewis, business aviation is a time saving tool that allows him to manage his ranch and care for his cattle more efficiently in Cortez, CO. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has repeatedly shown, business aviation allows key employees to do more, faster while also providing critical services for communities across the country.
Ohio Governor Proclaims GA Appreciation Month
Nov 21, 2013Gov. John Kasich has declared December 2013 to be General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month in Ohio, which is widely known as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” This is the third consecutive year Kasich has issued a formal recognition of the vital role of general aviation, including business aviation, in the state.
|Stuttgart Daily Leader|
Letter to the Editor: Aviation in farming
Nov 21, 2013In Arkansas, business aviation has an economic impact of nearly $500 million and supports 5,400 jobs, and is critical to the agricultural sector in the area of rice production. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign shows, business aviation is a crucial tool for creating jobs and enhancing productivity.
|Aero News Network|
MODOT Says Branson Airport Has A Major Economic Impact On The Region
Nov 19, 2013In addition to serving significant business aviation traffic, Branson Airport created 1,460 jobs and had an economic impact of over $91 million in 2012, according to a recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation. As shown repeatedly shown by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, business aviation is critical to creating jobs and driving economic growth for communities.
Airports Contribute $11 Billion to Missouri Economy, MoDOT Study Finds
Nov 15, 2013A recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation showed that airports, including those used by business aircraft, have an economic impact of $11.1 billion, while also supporting over 100,000 jobs in the Show-Me state. The report reinforces the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign’s message that business aviation plays a central role in jobs and economic investment.
|Branson Tri-Lakes News|
Study: Branson Airport created 1,460 jobs
Nov 15, 2013Business aviation is critical to supporting jobs for communities across the country – a fact repeatedly shown by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. In a recent study conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation, it was found that Branson Airport supports 1,460 jobs and has an economic impact of $91 million.
Steve Jobs' Time Machine
Nov 13, 2013The late Steve Jobs understood that business aviation is an invaluable tool to enhance productivity and save time. Studies conducted for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign have repeatedly shown that companies using a business airplane routinely out-perform similar companies that do not use business aviation.
Local airports: giving access to rural America
Nov 10, 2013For rural towns such as Pinedale, WY, business aviation serves not only as an economic driver for local businesses, but also serves as a community lifeline to provide critical services such as emergency response and medical care. This highlights a central tenant of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign that states for many underserved communities, business aviation is a literal lifeline.
|East Hampton Patch|
Study Claims Airport Is 'Economic Lifeline' for Town
Nov 07, 2013Business aviation serves as an economic lifeline for businesses and communities across the country – a reality that is repeatedly communicated through the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. A recent study on East Hampton Airport in New York – an airport that is home to business aviation traffic – illustrates this reality: the airport has an economic impact of almost $48 million and supports over 600 jobs.
|WSB News Talk Radio|
You don't have to go to the airport to fly
Nov 06, 2013An important component of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign is to educate the public on the importance of business aviation. For many, a career in business aviation has never even crossed their minds. This illustrates the critical importance of spreading awareness about this industry that provides over 1.2 million jobs across our country.
|Dallas Business Journal|
Aerotropolis: D/FW Airport has $31.6B impact on North Texas
Oct 31, 2013A new study reveals that Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport generates $31.6 billion for North Texas, illustrating the fact highlighted by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign that business aviation drives economic growth and supports jobs.
Eagle County Regional Airport’s economic impact is huge
Oct 29, 2013The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign highlights the
critical role of business aviation in supporting jobs and economic
activity - a fact recently illustrated in a report from the Colorado
Department of Transportation's 2013 Aeronautics study, concluding the
industry generates over $635 million in economic impact for the communities
across the state.
Texas Governor Declares November Aviation Appreciation Month
Oct 29, 2013For the third consecutive year, Gov. Rick Perry has
proclaimed November as “Aviation Appreciation Month” in the state of Texas to
recognize the value of general aviation (GA). In his proclamation, Perry called
the aviation industry in the state “critical to our economy and to our way of
New Study: On an International Scale, Business Aviation Creates Value
Oct 22, 2013The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed a new study showing that companies based around the world are increasingly turning to business aviation for the same reasons as American companies, and are reaping the similar productivity and competitive benefits. The study, titled "Business Aviation and the World’s Top Performing Companies" is the fifth in the Business Aviation Users study series to be completed by NEXA Advisors, LLC. Earlier studies in the series focused on business aviation use by large companies, small and mid-size organizations, government organizations and companies enduring the challenges of the Great Recession.
In Newest No Plane No Gain Initiative, 10 CEOs Stand Up for Business Aviation
Oct 22, 2013Ten highly respected CEOs from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies have unambiguously affirmed how business aviation works for their companies, in a new advocacy program announced today by the sponsors of the No Plane No Gain campaign. The new faces of the campaign, called Top Ten, were unveiled at the Media Kickoff Breakfast held on the opening day of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), now underway in Las Vegas, NV.
|Wichita Business Journal|
Study says almost all of world’s most-admired companies use business aviation
Oct 22, 2013A new study released commissioned for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign shows that the majority of the world’s most admired and successful companies utilize business aviation. Put together by NEXA Advisors LLC, it specifically showed that 98 percent of the companies that are in the Top 50 of Forbes magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list use business aviation.
As Campaign Nears Fifth Year, No Plane No Gain Prominent at NBAA2013
Oct 21, 2013As attendees arrive at NBAA2013 this week, they'll see the messages of the No Plane No Gain campaign displayed prominently throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center via enormous hanging banners, standing signs and video displays. The Convention signage is just one facet of the latest No Plane No Gain advertising and educational campaign, jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
|Craig Daily News|
New study estimates economic impact of Routt County's airports
Oct 15, 2013Airports in Routt County, CO generate over $300 million in local and state economic activity while also supporting 3,120 jobs. Like airports across the country, they were hit hard by the unprecedented challenges faced in the economic downturn. However, residents and businesses are optimistic that a recent increase in sales and flight bookings is a sign that the industry is making a comeback.
FAA Recalls Airline Inspectors on Leave Under U.S. Shutdown
Oct 08, 2013NBAA's Ed Bolen discusses the dire impact of the federal government shutdown, including closure of the FAA Aircraft Registry, on business aviation, an essential American industry. With over 10,000 aircraft sales, registrations and renewals halted due to the closure of the registry, many small and mid-size companies in business aviation are being severely impacted. Bolen has sent letters to President Obama and the congressional leadership, bringing attention to the problem.
Government shutdown nearly grounds sales of private planes
Oct 08, 2013Business aviation leaders discuss how the closure of the federal aircraft registry, due to the government shutdown, is harming the industry in every part of the country. With the sale, purchase, export or import of private aircraft all but halted, along with the inability to renew registrations, the small and mid-sized companies that make up most of the business aviation community are feeling the negative effects of the government shutdown.
Sep 30, 2013In Arkansas, business aviation is a $500 million industry, helping companies large and small to maximize efficiency, according to Brenda Watts, the interim executive director and former president of the Arkansas Agricultural Aviation Association. The agricultural sector, and specifically rice production, especially benefits from general aviation.
NBAA, GAMA Applaud Record-Setting Membership Tally in House GA Caucus
Sep 20, 2013Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain program in 2009, the House and Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucuses have grown to become among the largest and most active caucuses in Congress. On Sept. 20, House GA Caucus co-Chairs Sam Graves (R-6-MO) and John Barrow (D-12-GA) announced that 223 lawmakers are now included in the group, which promotes GA and informs debates about policy proposals affecting the industry. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the membership high-water mark achieved shows an unprecedented demonstration of congressional support for the industry. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce expressed his gratitude toward the caucus members “because they recognize general aviation’s contribution to strengthening our society and economy.”
|Denver Business Journal|
Corporate Aircraft Sales Finally Start To Take Off
Sep 20, 2013Business aviation and sales of business aircraft are
beginning to make a recovery since the economic downturn and criticism in of business
aircraft use voiced by some in government and elsewhere. These new signs of
optimism are especially significant, considering the 22,650 jobs in Colorado
that rely on general aviation.
Business Aviation a Key Metric in Ohio Study of State's Community Airports
Sep 20, 2013The role of business aviation in driving economic development in communities across Ohio is a key consideration in a multi-pronged study being conducted by transportation officials in the Buckeye State to determine if limited financial resources should be allocated to upgrade Ohio's 97 community airports. Launched in September 2012 by the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT's) Office of Aviation, the study seeks to assess the economic contributions of these airports. "The group has specifically identified business aircraft operators as a driving force behind the study, and an important factor to encouraging airports to participate [in ODOT's examination]," said Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association President Mark Myers
ORBIS and FedEx to Receive Award for Work to End Blindness Worldwide; Nominated for Honor
Sep 19, 2013A central tenant of the No Plane No Gain program’s message has been the industry’s value in providing lift for humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors. That reality will again be highlighted when the National Aeronautic Association, together with the Air Care Alliance, presents its 2013 Public Benefit Flying Teamwork Award to ORBIS International and FedEx, to honor their 30-year partnership to fight blindness around the world. ORBIS and FedEx were nominated for the award by NBAA, which last year presented its Al Ueltshi Humanitarian Award to FedEx Express, a division of FedEx Corp., an NBAA Member Company. "ORBIS and FedEx are highly deserving of this prestigious award," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
Forbes Blog Explains Business Aviation Value
Sep 19, 2013A September 12 blog in Forbes.com minces no words explaining the advantages of a company aircraft and
rebutting unfavorable characterizations of business aviation.
|KARE NBC 11|
Twin Ports Aviation Business Flying High
Aug 29, 2013Business aviation manufacturing generates jobs: a reality illustrated by new job growth in the Twin Ports area of Minnesota and Michigan, thanks to small small airplane manufacturers, Cirrus Design, based in Duluth, and Kestrel, based in Superior. The Twin Ports-based aircraft builders are hiring again, accounting for 1,500 aviation-related jobs over the next five years.
|Home News Tribune (NJ)|
Maintain Policies Supporting General Aviation
Aug 28, 2013New Jersey entrepreneur Don Baldwin explains the importance
of his business aircraft to his company, General Pallet. Business aviation
provides the logistical means to travel to multiple locations in a single day
and meet with customers face-to-face.
|Daily Record (NJ)|
Maintain Policies Supporting General Aviation
Aug 28, 2013For Don Baldwin of General Pallet, business aviation is a
valuable resource for effectively managing a busy travel schedule. By
minimizing downtime, small aircraft increase the productivity of businesses
|Courier News (NJ)|
Maintain Policies Supporting General Aviation
Aug 28, 2013General Pallet’s small business aircraft is a valuable
business tool that allows employees to reach multiple destinations in a single
day. Whether it’s visiting with a supplier or meeting prospective clients,
Managing Partner Don Baldwin relies on business aviation to keep his wooden
pallet-production business going.
|The Times and Democrat (SC)|
Groups Cite Importance of Aviation to Economy
Aug 26, 2013For the second consecutive year, South Carolina Governor
Nikki Haley has declared "South Carolina Aviation Week" during the
month of August. NBAA's Ed Bolen joined national aviation organizations
in commending the Governor for recognizing the impact aviation, including
business aviation, to communities across South Carolina.
|Rutland Herald (VT)|
Knapp Airport Remains Vital to Local Economy
Aug 26, 2013Despite the economic downturn over the past few years,
Edward F. Knapp State Airport remains an important contributor to the
Barre-Montpelier Area of Vermont. As an additional benefit, community airports like
Knapp provide easy access for companies and entrepreneurs to manage facilities
that may be spread across a wide area.
|Cleveland Daily Banner (OH)|
Whirlpool Makes Full Use of Area's Jetport
Aug 21, 2013Cleveland Regional Jetport is a critical resource for its
community, helping provide a transportation lifeline for local companies, such
as Merck and Co., Renfro Corp. and now Whirlpool. According
to Rich Belisle, director of the Business Travel Center for Whirlpool, the
jetport is a key component of their operations, “Especially when you’ve
got something going on at the plant where they need resolution right away. The
closer we can be for our people, the better.”
|Capital Journal (SD)|
General Aviation: Taking Small Business to New Heights
Aug 20, 2013For Noteboom Implement headquartered in Corsica, SD, their
business aircraft is a vital tool that allows them to reach customers across
the state. Daniel Noteboom relies on business aviation to transport
tools, staff and to stay active in all four of the company's branches in
southeast South Dakota.
|The Times of Trenton (NJ)|
OPINION: General Aviation Vital to a Strong New Jersey
Aug 19, 2013For Don Baldwin, managing partner at General Pallet,
his business aircraft is a valuable business tool, increasing access to
both customers and suppliers. For a company that prides itself
on personal response and customer service, General Pallet relies on
business aviation to get them exactly where they need to be, when they
need to be there.
|The Herald (WA)|
General aviation: Footing on shaky ground
Aug 19, 2013For communities across Washington, business aviation is not only a critical economic development tool, but it represents a vital resource that can be called upon after a natural disaster. A recent simulation held in the Puget Sound area showed just how versatile small aircraft can be in a time of need.
New Mexico Rally An Effective Venue for Promoting ‘No Plane No Gain’ Message
Aug 15, 2013A recent event to highlight the vital contributions of all general aviation, including business aviation, in the state of New Mexico provided an effective venue for engaging local, state and national officials in dialogue about the numerous benefits the industry provides to local communities, not only in New Mexico, but across the country.
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."