March 20, 2019

General aviation, including business aviation, is a vital contributor to the economy in every state, and in March, the governors of North Dakota and Tennessee, along with several mayors across the country, officially recognized the industry for the important role it plays. Every state, in addition to hundreds of communities throughout the United States, have highlighted general aviation over the years for its contributions to the success of companies and citizens around the country.

North Dakota

“The state of North Dakota has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, public airports and airport operations,” Gov. Doug Burgum wrote in his proclamation.

North Dakota is home to 89 public-use airports, which serve 3,900 pilots and 2,100 based aircraft. The state’s aviation and aerospace industries contribute $3.6 billion annually to North Dakota’s economy.

Read the full North Dakota proclamation. (PDF)

The following proclamations also were issued this month in North Dakota:


According to Gov. Bill Lee, “Tennessee boasts a robust network of 74 public-use general aviation airports, serving more than 12,200 pilots and 5,700 registered aircraft.”

Tennessee is home to several charter flight companies, aircraft repair stations, flight training schools and fixed base operators. In addition, many communities in Tennessee depend on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors.

Read the full Tennessee proclamation. (PDF)

The following proclamations also were issued this month in Tennessee:

The following proclamations also were issued in March: