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Textron Aviation at NBAA2014
Scott Ernest, President and CEO of Textron Aviation, talks to CNBC at the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition about the recovering business aircraft market. Signs are positive for the 1.2 million hard-working Americans whose jobs are supported by business aviation manufacturing.

Flexjet at NBAA2014
Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci gives some insight into the recovering market for business aviation services in an interview with CNBC at the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Companies of all sizes increasingly see the value of business aviation as a productivity-enhancing business tool.

Bombardier at NBAA2014
CNBC gives an inside look at the new Bombardier Global 7000 during the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. This office in the sky ensures business people are able to make the most of their time and maximize efficiency. The ability to travel for business without downtime is a key advantage of business aviation.

Jet Sales Set to Climb Despite Turbulence
In interviews with the heads of several aircraft manufacturing companies during NBAA’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the CEO’s point out the fact that business airplanes are tools for boosting efficiency, productivity and competitiveness at companies of all sizes, all across the U.S.

Five on 5: Danny George
Danny George, President of Jet Center Medford, went on KOBI-TV Five on 5 to talk about the many benefits the business aviation industry provides to the state of Oregon.

No Plane No Gain - 2013 NBAA General Session Video
The opening video for the 2013 NBAA Expo's General Session that illustrates that No Plane No Gain Campaign.

NBAA Weighs in on Planned Government Purchase of Business Airplanes
Steve Brown, NBAA senior vice president of operations, appeared on Fox Business News Happy Hour program to talk about the benefits of Congress using business aviation. Brown talks about the need to discuss classified information en route, efficient use of congressional lawmakers time and ability to reach remote areas with little or no commercial airline service.

Arkansas Elected Officials Highlight Business Aviation Value to State
Arkansas news outlets covered a recent meeting where Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D) and Mark Pryor (D) discussed the value business aviation has to their state. The senators told the crowd of 500 people that aviation is essential to their state's economy and work force because it contributes $1 billion to the state's economy and provides hundreds of good-paying jobs.

Arkansas Elected Officials Highlight Business Aviation Value to State
Arkansas news outlets covered a recent meeting where Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D) and Mark Pryor (D) discussed the value business aviation has to their state. The senators told the crowd of 500 people that aviation is essential to their state's economy and work force because it contributes $1 billion to the state's economy and provides hundreds of good-paying jobs.

Arkansas Elected Officials Highlight Business Aviation Value to State
Arkansas news outlets covered a recent meeting where Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D) and Mark Pryor (D) discussed the value business aviation has to their state. The senators told the crowd of 500 people that aviation is essential to their state's economy and work force because it contributes $1 billion to the state's economy and provides hundreds of good-paying jobs.

Arkansas Elected Officials Highlight Business Aviation Value to State
Arkansas news outlets covered a recent meeting where Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D) and Mark Pryor (D) discussed the value business aviation has to their state. The senators told the crowd of 500 people that aviation is essential to their state's economy and work force because it contributes $1 billion to the state's economy and provides hundreds of good-paying jobs.

NBAA's Bolen Spreads the Message: No Plane No Gain
KAKE-TV [ABC Channel 10] reports that Bolen told the audience that the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) launched the "No Plane No Gain" campaign to explain the benefits of business aviation. "Right now, they're targeting Washington policymakers, reminding them of the 1.2 million aviation jobs at stake," KAKE tells its viewers. "Bolen says they are focusing on Congress and the White House because they need to understand business aviation is essential."

NBAA Convention 2009: Compilation
Since the launch of the No Plane No Gain program, NBAA and GAMA representatives have spoken with a variety of news outlets, and the two associations have coordinated with people in the business aviation community to help spread the word in media interviews. If you've missed any of the media coverage, this compilation provides highlights from among the dozens of interviews conducted by Ed Bolen, president and CEO of NBAA, Pete Bunce, president and CEO of GAMA and representatives from the business aviation community.

CNN: Hands and Feet Project Helps Orphanages in Haiti
Mark Stuart, founder of the Hands and Feet Project, says general aviation pilots flying twin engine aircraft were able to rush in medicine and supplies for relief efforts in Haiti. Stuart said the pilots brought vital, necessary items for children at Haitian orphanages.

Fox Business News: Business Aviation Helps Companies Ascend
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.

MSNBC: Hands and Feet Project Helps Orphans in Haiti
The Hands and Feet Project cares for orphans in Haiti and relies on general aviation aircraft to receive their supplies, necessary equipment and medicine. “These pilots are bringing in their own twin engine airplanes and they’re just taking off and coming to Jacmel [in Haiti] and they’re bringing us supplies and we want to just say thanks to all those guys, it means to much to us,” said Mark Stuart, founder of the Hands and Feet Project.

Business Aviation Relief Efforts Highlighted in the Media
In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, people and organizations from across the business aviation community mobilized to coordinate pilots, aircraft, flight-planning services and other assets to move relief and supplies into the disaster area. Several companies and organizations reported on those missions.

Report on Burlington International Airport in Vermont
Burlington International Airport has spent millions over the last several years developing not only better facilities for air passengers, but general aviation, laying the groundwork for a strong economy that could help Vermont out of the recession and set the stage for long-term growth. Over the last 15 years, the airport has expanded the south end, where facilities for private aircraft have seen strong growth.

CNBC Interviews GAMA's Pete Bunce on Business Aviation Value
In this CNBC segment, GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce discusses how business aviation helps companies compete in a global marketplace. "A company that is doing a lot of global business and a lot of travel, whether it's flying over to Asia, South America or over to Europe, they're finding the utility of business aviation is something they just have to have," Bunce tells reporter Phil Lebeau. CNBC host Larry Kudlow observes that the real makeup of the business aviation community is often misunderstood. "Isn't it true...that it's really middle-level corporate guys that use these jets?" Kudlow asks. "It's about business efficiency," he continues.

GAMA Annual Industry Review 2/16/2010

CNN Story Highlights Value of Business Aviation Manufacture
A recent CNN story looks at how the recession and misperceptions about business aviation have devastated business airplane manufacturer Cessna and also highlights how the resilient company has responded to the crisis and taken steps to emerge as the economy recovers. "The company lost half of its orders, half of its jobs - six thousand in Wichita alone," the CNN story reports, noting that Cessna has used the downtime "to reconsider many manufacturing methods...looking for new ideas, new savings, new efficiencies..." in order to "protect jobs on the ground and planes in the sky." Cessna Aircraft Company CEO Jack Pelton, who serves on the Board of Directors for both NBAA and GAMA, tells CNN: "We said let's go re-examine how we build airplanes and how we can become better at it." View the segment in its entirety.

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. From cable television outlets including CNBC and CNN, to local television outlets from coast to coast, the No Plane No Gain message has been clearly communicated through the campaign's media outreach initiatives.

Fox Business News Tells Viewers: Business Aviation Makes Sense
In another interview segment, 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 Tells Viewers: No Plane No Gain
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.

NBAA Responds To President Obama's Attempt To Vilify Business Aviation
NBAA's Dan Hubbard appears on CNBC's “Street Signs” to respond to President Obama’s June 29, 2009 comments mischaracterizing business aviation. Hubbard points out, “This is an industry that employs 1.2 million people, it generates $150 billion a year in economic activity for the country. The companies that use it are mostly flying into towns and communities that have little or no airline service and that helps those companies keep jobs in those locations and even grow jobs in those locations.”

NBAA Helps Set The Record Straight About PPresident Obama's Attack On Business Aviation
For a CNN “truth check” about President Obama’s June 29, 2009 remarks concerning business aviation, NBAA’s Ed Bolen points out that business aircraft are "products that are manufactured in the United States, maintained in the United States and, as any small town mayor will tell you, are critical to the future of a lot of our small towns and rural communities without good airline service."

We Are Business Aviation
This No Plane No Gain video premiered at the NBAA2011 Opening General Session on October 10, emphasizing that business aviation provides over a million jobs in the U.S., serves as a lifeline to communities and is a productivity tool for thousands of businesses.

CNBC Interview Highlights No Plane No Gain Message
The value of business aviation in supporting jobs and boosting business efficiency was highlighted in a Dec. 6, 2011 CNBC interview given by Kenny Dichter, founder and former CEO of Marquis Jets and a former vice chairman with NetJets. Business aviation is “a good thing for our economy,” Dichter said, adding that the people working in business aviation “are hard-working people.” He added that business aircraft are “a great efficiency tool” for companies.

Senate GA Champion Reminds Colleagues of Industry's Value
During a debate over FAA reauthorization on Feb. 6, 2012, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a long-time champion for general aviation, re-affirmed his support for the industry and highlighted its value. "This industry [general aviation] contributes over $150 billion to the national economy each year and has created over 1.3 million jobs - if anyone wants to talk about job creation, this is the outfit that does it - across a broad range of disciplines," Roberts said. "And it allows companies the ability to access all facilities all across the globe."

House Lawmaker Takes A Stand For Business Aviation
Following the Feb. 13, 2012 release of the White House budget proposal, Rep. Mike Pompeo took to the House floor to explain the harm the plan would do to the industry and highlight the importance of all general aviation, including business aviation. The airplanes produced by general aviation manufacturers, Rep. Pompeo said,"...are a tool - a tool that increases productivity and ultimately the success of business all across our country." His comments reflected the themes of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign and have been posted to the campaign's web site.

Arizona Group Sending Desperately Needed Supplies to Sandy Victims
Business aviation has snapped into action to provide relief to people in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy’s toll on the Northeast U.S. Owners of business airplanes are especially well suited to deliver supplies and specialists from locations across the U.S., as shown through the work of Arizona-based AERObridge, which connects people with aircraft and supplies with those in need. 


Sen. Roberts Asks Jack Lew about the Obama Administration's War on General Aviation
On Feb. 13, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) stood up for the industry during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee. Roberts looked to the hearing, which focused on President Obama’s nomination of Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary, as an opportunity to grill Lew about the White House’s unfavorable characterization of business aviation and “the seemingly unending attacks this administration continues to direct at this essential aviation industry – i.e., general aviation.” He continued to say “general aviation has become a ‘piñata’ in regards to tax reform by this administration, and I’m more than a little tired of it.”

Rep. Mike Pompeo on Aviation Industry
On Feb. 12, 2013, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-4-Kan.) took to the House floor in a forceful speech noting that depreciation schedules like those on business aircraft are, “something that every asset in America is subject to, and yet somehow, [the president] has picked on this particular depreciation schedule is offensive and antithetical to the American way of life.” Pointing to the million-plus jobs created by the manufacture and use of aircraft for business, the congressman added, “It is unexplainable why anyone would pick on this industry.”

NBAA's Bolen Discusses Advantages of Business Aviation
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared on Chicago’s “First Business” to discuss the multitude of benefits business aviation provides to companies of all sizes. Bolen also goes in-depth into how business owners and employees utilize their aircraft to serve customers in areas the airlines companies do not serve.

Warren Buffett Defends Business Aviation
In a rare interview, financial legend Warren Buffett explains the advantages of business aviation.

NBAA's Bolen Discusses Benefits of Business Aviation
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."

Joe Hagin of JSSI Discusses Business Jets
Joe Hagin, CEO of Jet Support Services Inc. and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, discusses the real business benefits of small planes: "These planes are really business tools; it's like a BlackBerry or software, they're expensive, but they add huge value. ...The bottom line is, these companies need these tools to compete in the global marketplace."

Marathon's big wheels: BostonHerald com
This article tells the story of two disabled military veterans' participation in the Boston Marathon. The vets were transported from the Walter Reed Medical Center to Boston by donated business jets.

Ed Bolen Explains Importance of Business Aviation on Fox Business
In his latest cable TV interview, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen explains the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country, and the work of the No Plane No Gain initiative to educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the essential role of business aviation in America today.

Corporate Jets: Luxury Or Necessity? (CBS News)
CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports about the widely-held misunderstanding that business aircraft are symbols of excess. In the TV interview, Wes Stowers of Stowers Machinery Corp. explains that his King Air 350 is "...comfortable and functional. But not exactly luxurious." Stowers continues, "If having a private plane was just a fun perk, "We would get rid of it."

Private Jet Industry's Rough Ride
As CNBC's Squawk Box 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."

Company Jet Expands Business Opportunities
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 a typical week, the airplane transports four to six company workers for business in cities like New York, Washington and Atlanta.

No Plane No Gain on CNBC
This CNBC segment on business aviation from June 19, 2009, features a chart with data attributed to NBAA, showing that business aviation contributes more than $150 billion to U.S. economic output, employs 1.2 million people and serves 5,000 airports, often located in towns with little or no airline service.

NBC Story Highlights Veterans Airlift Command
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.

Business Aviation Gives Lift to Wounded Vets
Veterans Airlift Command provides air transportation for medical and other humanitarian purposes to wounded veterans and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. A recent video post on the popular website CNNMoney.com highlights the benefits of business aviation and the generosity of businesses in flying wounded U.S. veterans. The report features Gunnery Sgt. Marcus Wilson, who barely survived the detonation of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Iraq and today maneuvers with the help of a prosthetic leg. When interviewed, Sgt. Wilson had just been flown from Oklahoma to Virginia in a Cessna Citation owned by NBAA member The Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma and flown by chief pilot Quentin McLarry. Thanks to that lift, the disabled veteran was able to spend spring break with his children in Virginia.

NBAA's Ed Bolen and Cessna's Jack Pelton on FOX Business News
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and Cessna President and CEO Jack Pelton appeared on FOX Business News to set the record straight on the numerous benefits of aircraft for businesses, employees and the communities these businesses serve.

No Plane No Gain Launch
NBAA's Ed Bolen and GAMA's Pete Bunce hold a news conference to launch No Plane No Gain.

NBAA President & CEO Ed Bolen Interview on FOX News
NBAA's Bolen tells Neil Cavuto with FOX News, "Business aviation helps companies be competitive."

Corporate Jets: Poster Child for CEO Excess?
On Squawk Box, CNBC’s Jane Wells reports on the business aviation industry’s fight to survive: “Business Aviation is a $150 Billion industry that employs more than a million Americans…"



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