Author Archives: Benjamin Swiatek

No Plane No Gain Message Out Front at Chamber Event

When business and aviation leaders gather March 1 in Washington, DC for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 17th Annual Aviation Summit, the message that business aviation provides jobs and serves as an economic driver will be front and center. In this year’s program, a No Plane No Gain ad will tout the many positive aspects of the industry.

General Aviation Manufacturing Community Gives Back

Feb. 22, 2018 At the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA’s) annual State of the Industry event, the group focused not only on shipment and billing numbers, but also on how the industry gives back to those in need. “If you look at 2017 and look back at the natural disasters we had out there and […]

Atlantic County, NJ Looks to MRO as Economic Development Opportunity

A partnership between Atlantic County, NJ and Atlantic Cape Community College has been finalized to develop training programs for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul technicians to boost employment in a region that is facing economic challenges. “The county has embarked on an aggressive effort to diversify the local economy, and aviation was identified as one of several strategic industries,” said Howard Kyle, Atlantic County’s chief of staff.

Business Aviation Gives Back: Young Cancer Survivors Take to the Skies

Four recent cancer survivors received a special thrill this month as they learned the basics of piloting an aircraft, courtesy of the 4th Annual Big Sky Kids Cancer Survivor Flight Camp, which is co-sponsored by NBAA member Summit Aviation, a full-service aircraft management, brokerage and general aviation flight training provider. “This flight camp puts the cancer survivor in a position that they have rarely ever been – in control,” said Ben Walton, president and founder of Summit Aviation.

Mayors Across the Country Appreciate General Aviation’s Contributions

In July, four mayors from across the country are highlighting the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their communities. To date, hundreds of local officials – from big cities and small towns from coast to coast – have issued similar proclamations.

Life Strategist Gary Coxe Uses Aviation for Business, Community

Gary Coxe, entrepreneur, business and life strategist and author, uses his passion for aviation to benefit both his business and his community. “It [business aviation] is just so much more efficient than airline travel,” said Coxe. With business aviation, “I can take my staff with me to speaking arrangements and if an engagement runs late, we don’t miss our flight – we just leave later,” he said.

The Real World of Business Aviation

Conducted by Harris Poll in 2015, this survey confirms once again that business aviation is utilized mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops or small jets to maximize employee efficiency and productivity while providing travel schedule flexibility.

NBAA’s Ed Bolen Promotes Business Aviation on CNN

In this CNN interview, NBAA President and CEO 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.”