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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.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Grand Forks Herald
Lawmakers, Educators, Aviation Execs Tout the Industry’s Job Opportunities During Grand Forks Rally
Sep 05, 2014
A rally in Grand Forks, ND, hosted by GAMA, a co-sponser of No Plane No Gain, shows the tremendous support of business aviation by manufacturers, government officials, educators and community members across the state. Business aviation creates new job opportunities and stimulates the local economy.


Valley News Live
Students Get Aviation Industry's V.I.P. Treatment
Sep 05, 2014
In an event sponsored by GAMA, eager high school students were flown into Grand Forks, ND to meet with aviation businesses and discuss the many exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the aviation field.


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GAMA’s Social Media Outreach Brings No Plane No Gain Message to Wider Audience
Aug 29, 2014
GAMA, a co-sponsor of No Plane No Gain, has been using social media as a tool to further educate the public about the economic value of business aviation, a key goal of No Plane No Gain, particularly during “National General Aviation Manufacturing Week.”


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Five-Year Milestones: ‘One Industry’ Ad Launched No Plane No Gain’s Media Efforts
Aug 29, 2014
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, and a landmark 2009 advertisement dubbed "One Industry" was pivotal in turning around the perception of business aviation by opinion leaders and the general public. 


The Times and Democrat
Aviation and Aerospace; S.C. is Flying High
Aug 25, 2014
Business aviation has become an integral part of South Carolina's economy. The economic benefits business aviation provides, both through aviation facilities and as a tool for other South Carolina businesses, has made the state more prosperous.


The Huntsville Times
NBAA Sets The Record Straight on Business Aviation’s Benefits
Aug 24, 2014
When the Huntsville [AL] Times newspaper recently printed an opinion piece critical of business aviation use by the state's governor, NBAA’s Ed Bolen responded with this piece, explaining how the benefits of business aviation for entrepreneurs and companies also accrue to public officials with demanding business-travel needs.


Bristol Herald Courier
Bell Helicopter Touts Aviation Jobs During Tour By Ramsey, Others
Aug 19, 2014
Business aviation not only supports the economy, it has huge positive impacts on communities. There has been a growth of new jobs in northeast Tennessee, new STEM education programs, and more business in general thanks to business aviation.


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August Recess Provides A Time to Discuss Industry’s Importance With Representatives
Aug 15, 2014
NBAA and GAMA – joint sponsors of the No Plane No Gain program – remind people in the industry that the August congressional recess is an ideal time to educate lawmakers about the importance of business aviation, and that there are a number of free advocacy resources for doing so.


Community Impact Newspaper
Austin Executive Airport: Aviation facility helps propel local economy
Aug 06, 2014
Business aviation promotes economic development in cities like Austin, using smaller, community airports like Austin's Executive Airport.


Wichita Business Journal
Numbers Pointing in the Right Direction for Business Aviation Industry
Aug 04, 2014
New data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association provides reason for optimism for more than a million hard-working Americans employed in the business aviation industry. GAMA, which co-sponsors the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, reports that business jet deliveries are up 12.4 percent over the same period on 2013.


Rep. Todd Rokita
Helping General Aviation Take-Off
Aug 04, 2014
In a newspaper column that also appears on his official blog, Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4-IN) highlights the value of business aviation, citing themes from the No Plane No Gain campaign.


Daily Commercial
Officials Stump for Airplane Maker
Aug 01, 2014
Local city officials in Lake County understand that the manufacture of small aircraft can be big business. The introduction of Lake Aircraft would mean hundreds of skilled jobs, as well as more growth in the local economy.


Business in Savannah
Cantwell Tours Gulfstream Aerospace
Jul 19, 2014
Senator Maria Cantwell traveled to Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah to help emphasize the importance of business aviation. Gulfstream supports more than 10,000 jobs in Georgia alone, and contributes to one of America’s leading exports.


Chronicle Express
Flying in for Economic Expansion
Jul 07, 2014
Business aviation activity at small airports helps support local economic development and job creation in communities like Penn Yan, NY.


WOSU (NPR)
Ohio Stands To Benefit From Growing Aviation Industry
Jul 07, 2014
The growth of the aviation industry, including business aviation in Ohio will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs in the state, experts say.


Herald Business Journal
Glasair Puts Teens Behind the Wrench
Jun 25, 2014
Four Las Vegas high school students have been flown to Arlington, Washington to build an airplane in two weeks, gain specialized occupational skills and learn about career options in the field of aviation.  The program, an initiative of GAMA and several aviation manufacturers, is yet another example of the business aviation industry encouraging the education, especially STEM education, of young people.


Blue Ridge Now
Company to Offer Charter from Asheville Airport
Jun 17, 2014
The expansion of Bloom Business Jets, an Asheville, NC-based aircraft-charter company, demonstrates how business aviation is valued by entrepreneurs and companies for providing efficient travel, often among smaller towns and communities. Business aircraft often provide the most efficient way to get from point A to point B, travel to areas not served by commercial flights, minimize travel down-time and attend meetings in multiple locations in a single day.


No Plane No Gain
NBAA Provides Updates on Latest From No Plane No Gain Campaign Through Aviation Media
Jun 13, 2014
NBAA and GAMA know it’s important for people in the business aviation community to be apprised about the two associations’ work to advance the message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. That’s why NBAA routinely contributes updates about the campaign’s progress to a host of publications with loyal readerships in a variety of industry segments.  




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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