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NBAA
ABACE Provides Opportunity to Share No Plane Message
Apr 17, 2014
The importance of business aviation in helping companies of all sizes remain nimble and competitive is a key theme of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, and a message that truly resonates across the globe. In the days leading up to the start of the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE2014) advertisements in the Asia edition of The Wall Street Journal shared this message with regional business leaders, key government officials, and other attendees of ABACE2014.


Webster County Citizen
National Aviation Organizations Commend Missouri Governor for declaring April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
Apr 14, 2014
Governor Nixon’s proclamation highlights the importance of business aviation in the state of Missouri. Business aviation helps companies and grows local economies throughout the state, and it provides valuable services that would otherwise not be available.


Maine Sun Journal
Maine's aviation businesses, both large and small, are taking off as demand for services grows
Apr 13, 2014
Black Bear Aviation is a fine example of how business aviation plays a vital and growing role in business across the country. Maine’s aviation maintenance industry supports 1,052 jobs and has an economic impact of $124.7 million- an upward trend from reports 5 years earlier. 


New York Times
Business Aviation Isn’t a ‘Taker’
Apr 07, 2014
NBAA’s Ed Bolen sets the record straight about business aviation in a letter to the editor in the New York Times.  Business aviation is an important investment for companies of all sizes and, like other business tools, increases productivity—points that were unfortunately missed in a recent column.


The News-Star
Letter: General aviation is blessing
Apr 03, 2014
In addition to its value as an economic driver, business aviation plays a critical role in non-profit and humanitarian efforts across the country, providing essential, sometimes lifesaving services to people in need. In this op-ed, Philip Thomas of Monroe, Louisiana discusses the use of his small aircraft in both his non-profit organization, Pilots for Patients, and his business, Precision Paper & Board.


USA Today
Aerospace Manufacturing Takes Off in South
Apr 02, 2014
America leads the world in the field of business airplane manufacture, which accounts for over a million jobs - a fact recognized by officials in Georgia, who recently agreed to provide nearly $30 million in incentives including job training to encourage Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to expand its operations in Savannah.


Washington Examiner
NBAA Sets Newspaper Straight on Business Aviation
Mar 19, 2014
Business aviation is a key to business productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness. In his recent op-ed, Ed Bolen, President and CEO of NBAA, writes about the ways in which business aviation is a necessity to small and mid-size businesses across the country, and clarifies misconceptions about the industry.


KFYR
Drastic Changes Affect North Dakota Airports
Mar 14, 2014
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple declared March Aviation Appreciation Month, noting that Mandan Municipal Airport – which is home to general aviation activity, including for business reasons, has an annual economic impact of $4.4 million. Overall, general aviation, including business aviation generates $131 million for North Dakota’s economy each year.


The Mid Hudson News
Study makes recommendations to improve operation of Dutchess County Airport
Mar 07, 2014
No Plane No Gain advocates for the advantages created by business aviation, a vital industry that supports numerous jobs and generates a strong economic impact in communities across the country. Dutchess County Airport in Wappinger, New York provides an annual economic impact of more than $44 million to the surrounding area, an amount the county hopes to increase by further investing in the general aviation facility.


No Plane No Gain
No Plane No Gain ‘Top Ten’ Booklet Continues to Prove a Valuable Advocacy Tool
Feb 28, 2014
The No Plane No Gain "Top Ten" booklet continues to be an essential advocacy resource in the business aviation community. Featuring internationally-recognized business leaders speaking to the importance of business aviation to their companies’ productivity and efficiency, the booklet’s message makes clear to policymakers and opinion leaders the value of a business airplane to companies of all sizes.


No Plane No Gain
On Fifth Anniversary of No Plane No Gain, GAMA President Notes Progress in Highlighting Industry’s Value
Feb 21, 2014
At a Feb. 19, press conference, GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce highlighted the fifth anniversary of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign’s launch, and took the opportunity to detail the campaign's significant progress over that five-year period.


Mississippi Business Journal
General aviation has big impact across the state
Feb 17, 2014
Olive Branch Airport, the busiest airport in the state of Mississippi, is a prime example of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which asserts that business aviation is vital to the economy at the local, state and national levels. Olive Branch alone contributes an annual economic impact of $860 million to Mississippi's economy, and is growing every year.


Preliminary Concepts Visualize Airport Development
Feb 14, 2014
An "economic driver for the community," Fremont Municipal Airport contributes over $5.6 million annually to the local economy— a number that airport officials expect to grow. The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign asserts that local airports and business aviation are critical for economic growth and job creation.


Congressional Hearing Offers Opportunity to Share No Plane No Gain Message
Feb 07, 2014
A hearing this week before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, provided NBAA and GAMA Member Companies an opportunity to remind lawmakers of the industry's value, in particular the value of business aviation as a job creator and competitive tool for small companies.


Baker City Herald
General Aviation Vital to Economy
Feb 04, 2014
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign focuses on the economic growth, job creation, and increased productivity that stems from business aviation. According to a recent article in the Baker City Herald, general aviation in Oregon supports $3 billion in business sales annually as well as over 35,000 jobs in the state. Companies such as Beef Northwest rely on business aviation to save time and manpower, crucial factors to the growth of the company.


The Villager
New plan sets sights on future of airport
Jan 18, 2014
In recognition of the critical importance of business aviation to Texas, Montgomery County Commissioners have called for a new business plan for Lone Star Executive Airport to identify ways to maximize revenue for thelocal economy. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has shown, business aviation and local airports are drivers of economic growth for communities and businesses across the country.


Sedalia News Journal
Positive Numbers Reflect Economic Impact of Sedalia Regional Airport
Jan 17, 2014
Sedalia Regional Airport plays a big role in a small town, according to a recent study by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The airport has an annual economic impact of over $3 million, much of which comes from direct wages and sales generated by on-airport business activity. As has been shown by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, business aviation is crucial to the economic well-being of towns and businesses across the country, like the Missouri community surrounding this airport.


The Denver Post
Adams County pumps millions into struggling Front Range Airport
Jan 14, 2014
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign highlights the value of business aviation, and its critical importance to the economic growth of towns and communities. For Adams County in Colorado, the Front Range Airport is more important than ever in supporting hundreds of jobs and driving the economic prosperity of local businesses.


Atlanta Business Chronicle
Gulfstream to build Georgia distribution center
Jan 08, 2014
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has repeatedly shown business aviation is a major job creator in the U.S. That reality is highlighted by this article, about the construction of a new distribution center for Gulfstream, a manufacturer of business aircraft. The center is expected to provide at least 300 new jobs.


Jacksonville Business Journal
Florida soars in attracting the aviation industry, study says
Dec 31, 2013
According to a new study, Florida is considered the most attractive state in the country for the aviation industry to operate out of. As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has shown, the industry provides over a million high-paying jobs, generates revenue for local economies, and is a central part of the nation's manufacturing sector.


NBAA
No Plane No Gain Message Resonated Throughout Industry in 2013
Dec 20, 2013
As the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign concluded 2013, the program’s message about the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities was as fresh and relevant as ever – as demonstrated through a number of initiatives undertaken by NBAA, GAMA and the industry throughout the year.


The New York Times
Travel to Far-Flung Places Spurs Private Jet Growth
Dec 16, 2013
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign serves to educate policymakers and the public on how business aviation is an essential tool that not only improves efficiency and productivity, but also provides critical services for humanitarian purposes. As shown in this New York Times article, this is the reality in a growing global marketplace.


NBAA
‘No Plane No Gain’ Message A Part of House Aviation Hearing
Dec 12, 2013
A Dec. 12 hearing on Capitol Hill, ostensibly to measure industry input on the state of the nation's aviation industry, also provided the opportunity for the leaders of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to highlight the value of business aviation, much as their jointly sponsored advocacy campaign, No Plane No Gain, has been doing for several years. 


Reno Gazette Journal
Airport is key to our prosperity
Dec 04, 2013
The 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, 2013
A 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, 2013
For 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.


The Gilmer Mirror
National Aviation Organizations Commend Texas Governor for Declaring November 'Aviation Appreciation Month'
Nov 22, 2013
For the fourth year in a row, Texas Governor Rick Perry proclaimed November as “Aviation Appreciation Month.” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen joined other national aviation groups in commending the governor for recognizing the critical value of all aviation, including business aviation, for businesses and communities across the country.


NBAA
Ohio Governor Proclaims GA Appreciation Month
Nov 21, 2013
Gov. 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, 2013
In 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, 2013
In 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.


KOAM TV
Airports Contribute $11 Billion to Missouri Economy, MoDOT Study Finds
Nov 15, 2013
A 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, 2013
Business 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.


Forbes
Steve Jobs' Time Machine
Nov 13, 2013
The 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.


Casper Star-Tribune
Local airports: giving access to rural America
Nov 10, 2013
For 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, 2013
Business 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, 2013
An 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, 2013
A 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.


Vail Daily
Eagle County Regional Airport’s economic impact is huge
Oct 29, 2013
The 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.


NBAA
Texas Governor Declares November Aviation Appreciation Month
Oct 29, 2013
For 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 life.”


NBAA
New Study: On an International Scale, Business Aviation Creates Value
Oct 22, 2013
The 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.




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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