Print news offers important opportunities for explaining the value of business aviation, and NBAA and GAMA have offered countless interview opportunities to news executives to discuss the industry. Below is just a sampling of the interviews and articles the two organizations have participated in since the launch of the No Plane No Gain campaign in 2009.

GAMA Touts Industry’s Humanitarian Work at Annual Event

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce spent a portion of the association’s Annual Industry Review, on Feb. 22, 2017, citing the humanitarian work done by the business aviation industry, noting the many companies that “truly give back.”

State, Local Officials Across the Country Highlight Value of Business Aviation

Feb. 22, 2017 Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined with 20 local officials across the country in recognizing the value of general aviation, including business aviation, in February. To date, hundreds of state and local officials have issued official proclamations highlighting the importance of the industry to their states, regions, cities and towns. “General aviation and […]

At Annual Business Aviation Event, Attendees Give Back to the Local Community

NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017) takes place Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX, and in addition to offering attendees educational and networking opportunities, the event also provides them with a chance to “pay it forward” to the host community. This year attendees participated in packing “Ana’s Baskets” to benefit Safe Haven of Tarrant County, a non-profit organization that exists to end domestic violence. Attendees also donate clean, ready-to-wear clothing and sample personal items to area charities.

Business Aviation Provides Travel to Essential Treatment for Sick, Injured Children

Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH), which provides free air transportation to and from treatment facilities for ill and injured children, increased the number of children it could assist when it added business aircraft to its operations. “Many of our clients are unable to travel commercially,” said CFOH’s Chase McBride. Without business aircraft, “many of these children would simply not get the medical care they need to save their lives.”

Business Aviation Helps Mortgage Banker Soar Above the Competition

Rex Duffin, vice president of Sun American Mortgage Co., uses his 1967 Piper Cherokee to help grow the Mesa, AZ-based business, saying his aircraft allows him to have personal contact with his clients – and gain a competitive edge. “Nothing beats meeting a borrower in person,” said Duffin. “The airplane makes that an efficient option.”

Mayo Clinic Enhances Medical Transportation Fleet With Fixed-Wing Capability

A Beechcraft-Textron King Air 350C has been plying the skies in the Midwest and other parts of the country, but what’s inside the airplane may be surprising. On any given day, the twin-engine turboprop aircraft may be delivering a heart for immediate transplant, transporting a surgeon to a hospital to provide expert assistance with a life-saving operation or bringing a patient in need of specialized care to the Mayo Clinic facility in Rochester, MN. The King Air is part of the renowned Mayo Clinic Medical Transport.

Long Island Groups’ Bumper Sticker Makes Clear: No Plane, No Gain

Two Long Island, NY industry groups have produced a bumper sticker to promote business aviation in the region. Echoing imagery and a central message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, the bumper sticker depicts a business aviation plane on an American flag background and states, “Business Aviation is Good for America.”