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Top Ten Booklet Shares No Plane No Gain Themes With Washington Aviation Symposium Attendees
Jun 06, 2014

Key messages from the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign were highlighted this week at an aviation policy event in Washington, DC, where influential officials and policymakers received complimentary copies of the No Plane No Gain campaign’s Top Ten booklet, featuring commentary from 10 highly respected business leaders affirming how business aviation works for their companies. 

Taking place on June 4 and 5, the RTCA 2014 Global Aviation Symposium brought together aviation stakeholders from across the country to discuss a number of issues of paramount importance to operators utilizing the National Airspace System (NAS), and thousands of general aviation airports across the country. Among the topics discussed at this year's event were progress toward the FAA’s NextGen air traffic control network and the safe integration of unmanned aerial systems into the NAS.

Approximately 360 symposium attendees received a complimentary conference tote containing the well-received Top Ten booklet highlighting commentary from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies, about the value of business aviation to their companies and communities across the nation. View the Top Ten booklet.

"In today's global economy, business leaders of global companies... must travel extensively to serve their customers effectively and take advantage of opportunities as they arise around the world," reads a testimonial from Louis R. Chênevert, chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. "Business aviation affords our busy executives the most efficient means of transportation and provides the secure, collaborative environment they need to be productive while traveling."

In addition to the Top Ten booklet, NBAA helped sponsor the symposium and was a key presence throughout the event. 

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, who also serves as the current chairman for RTCA, moderated a panel featuring members of the NextGen Advisory Committee, offering their insights about working on the committee that provides the FAA with specific recommendations for overcoming the barriers to implementing NextGen. 

Additionally, NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown participated in a discussion among top policy leaders, including some members of the FAA Management Advisory Council, about some of the challenges facing the FAA and ways to overcome them. 

Introduced last fall at the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the message of Top Ten has also been shared through print and online advertisements, signage at NBAA events and other placements. The booklet is part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign co-sponsored by NBAA and  the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Related Links:

No Plane No Gain: Top Ten Booklet

No Plane No Gain

RTCA 2014 Global Aviation Symposium

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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