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The Hill
Aviation System Modernization: Let’s Get the Facts Straight
Feb 26, 2015
NBAA’s President and CEO Ed Bolen sets the record straight about business aviation in a response to a piece in The Hill, which negatively characterized the industry. Bolen’s informed response points out the benefits of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities.


No Plane No Gain
Influence of No Plane No Gain Continues to Grow at Campaign’s Sixth Anniversary
Feb 19, 2015
This week, No Plane No Gain celebrates six years of informing the public, including the media, elected officials and key opinion leaders, about the value and contributions of the business aviation industry. 


Aviation Pros
Industry-Wide Study Shows General Aviation Continues to be Major Contributor to U.S. Economy
Feb 11, 2015
In a new study released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, one of the No Plane No Gain campaign’s co-sponsors, shows a hefty increase in the economic contribution of business aviation in recent years. Business aviation, the new study concludes, contributes $219 billion to the U.S. economy and supports 1.1 million American jobs.


No Plane No Gain
NBAA Ad Promotes ‘No Plane No Gain’ Themes to California Opinion Leaders
Feb 04, 2015
An NBAA ad, touting the No Plane No Gain themes, appears in a California publication widely used by the state's most influential policymakers. The ad reminds elected officials of business aviation's importance in job creation, economic activity and community connectivity across the Golden State.


Addison Airport
Who’s Watching Our Airport?
Feb 03, 2015
Mayor Pro-Tempore Blake Clemens of Addison, TX discusses the importance of business aviation to Addison businesses and the greater community. This interview once again reflects a key tenet of the No Plane No Gain campaign, that business aviation's impacts are broad and enrich communities. 


Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Business Forum: General Aviation Gives Businesses an Edge
Feb 03, 2015
Tom Wallace of Johnstone Supply, an HVAC distributer, uses his business aircraft to manage his six branches across Pennsylvania and Maryland effectively and efficiently. Business aviation is utilized by businesses of all sizes as a way to increase productivity.


San Jose Mercury News
Bay Area Techies Take to the Skies
Jan 31, 2015
Many entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley’s tech industry are investing in business aviation to make better use of their time. Like technology, business aviation helps these entrepreneurs to be more efficient, productive and successful.


Twin & Turbine
Nothing Else
Jan 23, 2015
Citing the message of the No Plane No Gain program, this magazine's recent editorial explains why business aviation is essential to companies of all sizes, all across the U.S.A. business airplane helps entrepreneurs and employees increase efficiency, productivity and flexibility.


No Plane No Gain
New Study Emphasizes General Aviation’s State-by-State Impact to Lawmakers
Jan 23, 2015
A new study released by the Alliance for Aviation Across America breaks down the industry's economic impact throughout all 50 U.S. states, highlighting the value of all general aviation, including business aviation, to citizens, companies and communities.


AIN Online
Georgia Tech and Gulfstream Aerospace Partner To Train Veterans
Jan 15, 2015
The collaboration between Georgia Tech and Gulfstream Aerospace is helping veterans learn valuable tools that will allow them to work in the business aviation industry and transition into civilian life with a high-skill job.


Peninsula Clarion
Voices of Alaska: General Aviation Helps Alaska’s Farms, Businesses Take Off
Jan 07, 2015
Alaska Peony Distributors utilizes business aviation to help expand its business and keep up with demand. Especially in Alaska, where ground transportation takes a long time, when and where it is available, business aviation is vital to operating efficiently. 


The Hutchinson News
Experts Predict Wichita Jet Sales to Take Off
Jan 02, 2015
The business aviation industry is gradually recovering, and the market for small- and medium-sized business jets is on the rise. This is encouraging news for the 1.2 million American workers whose jobs depend on the business aviation industry. 


Chicago Tribune
Offices in the Sky
Dec 20, 2014
NBAA's President and CEO Ed Bolen sets the record straight about business aviation in a letter to the Chicago Tribune, where he points out that companies invest in business aviation to increase their productivity, meet face-to-face with customers and clients, and reach far-off markets.


No Plane No Gain
No Plane No Gain Messages Shared in Multiple Venues During 2014
Dec 19, 2014
The No Plane No Gain advocacy initiative marked its fifth anniversary in February 2014, and during 2014 it has proved as forceful as ever in educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the many benefits of business aviation to citizens, communities and companies across the United States. This story details some of the moments in 2014 when the campaign’s message was front and center.


No Plane No Gain
Ohio Mayor’s Proclamation Underscores Industry’s Importance
Dec 11, 2014
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has declared December to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month,” bringing attention to the business aviation industry, which represents $5.5 billion to Ohio’s economy each year.


No Plane No Gain
Five Years of No Plane No Gain: Business Aviation Fact Book Tells Industry’s Story
Dec 11, 2014
On the occasion of No Plane No Gains’s fifth year, co-founder NBAA is offering the Business Aviation Fact Book, providing information about the diversity, size and significance of the business aviation industry, with real-world information and data about its value.


The New York Times
Extending a Tax Deduction
Dec 08, 2014
Ed Bolen, the President and CEO of NBAA, sets the record straight about the depreciation schedule of business aircraft, as well as the jobs and economic impact that the business aviation industry supports.


The Desert Sun
Aviation academies set for two Coachella Valley schools
Dec 03, 2014
Two new high school aviation programs are set to begin next year in Coachella Valley, CA, offering students the necessary vocational training to enter the highly-skilled workforce of the aviation and business aviation industries.  Business aviation is a $150 billion industry that supports 1.2 million American jobs.


No Plane No Gain
Business Aviation at Work: Aircraft Mock-Ups Are Big Business for Prefix Corporation
Nov 21, 2014
The term “business aviation,” often brings to mind the manufacture of aircraft, or their use by entrepreneurs and companies. But this diverse industry also includes countless businesses of all sizes, like Rochester Hills, MI-based Prefix Corporation. Since 1979 the company has produced complete proof-of-concept aircraft and mockups and other prototypes.


Fredericksburg News Desk
Is Stafford Airport Economic Boon?
Nov 15, 2014
Business aviation is an economic engine for many communities across the country. Business aviation at Stafford, VA accounts for 105 jobs and $18.2 million in economic activity.


No Plane No Gain
No Plane No Gain Messages Highlighted in ‘Flying Classroom’ Stop
Nov 14, 2014
No Plane No Gain Themes Highlighted at 'Flying Classroom' Event Greg Evans, board chairman at Universal Weather and Aviation, echoed several themes from the No Plane No Gain campaign in remarks at one of inspiring aviator Barrington Irving's "Flying Classroom" events in Houston, TX on Nov. 13.


USA Today
Aviation Safety
Nov 07, 2014
In a response to a biased and sensationalist article in USA Today and other Gannett publications, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sets the record straight about general aviation safety trends, as well as industry-led efforts to continue to improve safety. 


News-Press
Inaccurate Depiction
Nov 02, 2014
In response to a USA Today piece, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen sets the record straight about general aviation safety and the many industry-led initiatives to ensure the safety of business aviation. Business aviation is a vital resource for many businesses of all sizes and an economic engine for local communities across the country. 


FOX 23
NORDAM Announces Contract that will Bring 300 Jobs to Tulsa
Oct 15, 2014
Governor Mary Fallin stated that “The aerospace industry in Oklahoma continues to expand,” as NORDAM, a business aircraft engine manufacturer, plans to bring in 300 jobs to Tulsa. 


No Plane No Gain
Five-Year Milestone: Congressional GA Caucuses Spread No Plane No Gain Message on Capitol Hill
Oct 14, 2014
Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain campaign in 2009, the bipartisan General Aviation Caucuses in the U.S. House and Senate have continued to grow. The caucuses are made up of lawmakers from both political parties who understand the value of all general aviation, including business aviation.  


Greenville Online
SCTAC is Now Economic Development Engine
Oct 11, 2014
The South Carolina Technology & Aviation Center utilizes and provides access to business aviation, and today consist of 99 companies with an annual economic impact of $2 billion to the state.


AIN Online
Survey: Bizjets Used for Time Efficiency, Not Luxury
Oct 07, 2014
A recent survey confirmed, once again, that companies use business aviation for its efficiency as a time saving tool and its ability to serve more airports and give access to more communities than commercial aviation.


Observer Today
A Tool to Help Development Take Off 
Oct 05, 2014
Business aviation has significant economic ties to Chautauqua County and supports the growth of local businesses. Across the country, business aviation is a valuable resource for economic development and job creation at the local level. 


Business Insider
Forget Comfort- These are the Real Advantages of Private Jets
Oct 03, 2014
Business aviation means less time on the ground, faster and more direct trips and the ability to work without fear of corporate espionage. Companies of all sizes choose business aviation for its practical advantages and time-saving ability.


No Plane No Gain
Five-Year Milestone: No Plane No Gain’s Web Presence Continues to Grow
Oct 03, 2014
In the five years since its launch, No Plane No Gain has utilized a strong Internet presence to communicate the importance of business aviation to policymakers and opinion leaders, and also to provide advocacy resources for people in the business aviation community.


No Plane No Gain
Five-Year Milestones: No Plane No Gain Campaign’s Prominent, Effective Voices
Sep 30, 2014
Over the past five years, a number of business leaders have partnered with No Plane No Gain to communicate the utility of business aviation to the operations of their companies. In sharing their testimonials, these business leaders have echoed the core tenants of the No Plane No Gain campaign, and put a human face on a $150 million-a-year American industry.


Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Aviation is Incredibly Important to Us All
Sep 30, 2014
Business aviation is not only an efficient tool for businesses, it also serves as a medical lifeline to rural communities, providing crucial access where it is needed most.


Middlesboro Daily News
General Aviation a Key Tool
Sep 22, 2014
Mainstream Commercial Divers' use of business aviation allows them to react quickly and efficiently to important infrastructure projects across the country.


No Plane No Gain
Cancer Survivors Learn Firsthand the Thrill of Aviation
Sep 18, 2014
Ben Walton, owner of NBAA-Member Company Summit Aviation in Bozeman, Montana, recently hosted a week-long aviation camp for young adult cancer survivors to experience flying over Yellowstone National Park and even take over the controls. Walton has shown us once again that the business aviation community supports great philanthropic work across the country.


West Central Tribune
Operations Are Up at Willmar Municipal Airport
Sep 14, 2014
With the aid of business aviation, a Minnesota construction company can expand its reach of operation and send workers to remote job sites as needed.


No Plane No Gain
Congressional Leaders Speak Out for General Aviation at GAMA Rally in North Dakota
Sep 12, 2014
The entire North Dakota congressional delegation participated in a general aviation jobs rally in Grand Forks, ND, hosted by GAMA, a co-sponser of No Plane No Gain. The rally showcased the impact that business aviation has on the communities and working families in the state.


No Plane No Gain
Five-Year Milestones: No Plane No Gain Studies Repeatedly Prove Business Aviation’s Value
Sep 11, 2014
As NBAA and GAMA mark the No Plane No Gain campaign’s fifth anniversary this year, it’s clear that, in each of those years, independent studies have played a valuable role in putting forward the facts about business aviation, and piercing the myths and misperceptions about business aircraft use.


Savannah Morning News
Gulfstream to Build $33 Million Paint Facility, Add 100 Jobs
Sep 10, 2014
Gulfstream employs more than 10,000 people in Georgia and recently announced plans to create at least 100 new jobs. This news is further evidence that business aviation is a job creator and an economic engine, not just in Georgia, but across the country.


Idaho Statesman
General Aviation: One of the Gem State's Obscure Beauties
Sep 09, 2014
In Idaho, Governor Butch Otter has declared the week of August 17-23 to be Aviation Week; this is an opportunity to recognize the important benefits that business aviation brings to the state of Idaho. In rural areas, business aviation is especially important, allowing companies to compete on a national level.


No Plane No Gain
Five Years of No Plane No Gain: ‘Real Faces of Business Aviation’ Highlighted Industry’s Impact
Sep 05, 2014
As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign marks its fifth year, this story – the second in a series about the campaign’s anniversary – recalls an advertising campaign, dubbed “Real Faces of Business Aviation,” that featured people and companies involved with business aviation to highlight the industry’s size, diversity and importance.




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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