|Houston Chronicle (TX)|
Hooks Airport Braces For Business
May 14, 2013With a growing demand from businesses, David Wayne Hooks
Memorial Airport in Tomball, TX, has begun a series of improvements aimed to
better serve business travelers to the area. With an expected 25 to 45 percent increase
in traffic, this fast-growing airport is an economic advantage for the
city, helping attract new businesses to the area.
Snapshot Into the World of Corporate Jet Travel
May 07, 2013According to a new report by JSSI, more companies are
turning to business aircraft to fly internationally, in order to reach new and
developing markets. Increasingly, business leaders
are utilizing larger planes to travel further distances.
The Enlightened Business Traveler – Your Guide to Creating Time
Apr 29, 2013Across the world, companies realize that business aircraft
are a vital tool for profitability. Whether it is on-demand charter to
fractional and outright ownership, business aircraft represent a tremendous
value for businesses that need to get out and see customers, move quickly into
new markets and develop client relationships. In fact, a recent
study by Washington, D.C.-based NEXA Advisors found that companies using
business aircraft outperformed non-users across every key financial and
non-financial measure during our nation's economic downturn.
|Community Impact Newspaper (TX)|
Houston Executive Airport Expands
Apr 25, 2013
For Western Houston, TX and the Katy area, business aviation
traffic at Houston Executive Airport helps generate jobs and economic
investment. Expansion plans at Houston Executive aim to attract more business
aviation traffic, to build on the economic gains already realized by the
|Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV)|
Aviation Upgrade: Renovations Critical To Mercer Growth
Apr 23, 2013
For Mercer County in West Virginia, the community airport is
a vital resource for attracting new manufacturing and retail businesses. Recent
improvements to the facility, and plans to build new hangars, will help attract
more companies using business aviation to reach the area, and the new
facilities at the airport have been welcomed by community residents.
|The Marysville Advocate|
Airport Improvement Boost Usage
Apr 17, 2013
Companies using business aviation mostly fly into small
community airports, providing a transportation lifeline to towns that often
have little or no airline service. That’s the case in Marysville, KS, where the
community airport serves as a vital resource for businesses, medical services
and the community members. Recent improvements at the airport demonstrate
support from city and state officials for business aviation and the important
role it plays in the local and state economy.
New taxes Could Decimate General Aviation
Apr 01, 2013Studies have shown that businesses that utilize general
aviation aircraft perform better than those that do not. In Arizona,
businesses rely on general aviation to get to locations in a
time-sensitive manner, meet with customers and make multiple stops in a single
day, particularly in regions where access to commercial aviation is limited.
Across the state, such aviation traffic has an economic impact of $609 million
and is responsible for nearly 7,000 jobs.
|High Point Enterprises (NC)|
Paving The Way For New Jobs
Mar 26, 2013Business aviation supports American manufacturing jobs, as
illustrated by planned improvements at Piedmont Triad International Airport,
which are expected to help create more than 400 new manufacturing positions at
Honda Aircraft Co. in Greensboro by the end of 2015.
‘No Plane No Gain‘ Themes In View As Harrison Ford Champions GA On Capitol Hill
Mar 20, 2013The importance of business aviation was on display as
Harrison Ford joined the General Aviation Caucus on Capital Hill to showcase
the many reasons the industry is essential to communities and companies across
the country. The event provided policymakers, staffers, and reporters an
opportunity to learn about the importance of the industry, and the need for
continued support from decision makers in Washington, DC.
Hawaii Declares 2013 The Year of General Aviation
Mar 20, 2013Hawaii becomes the 48th state to recognize the importance of
general aviation, including business aviation, to both the state and national
economy, with Governor Abercrombie declaring 2013 "The Year of General
Aviation." In the proclamation, the Governor highlights the
importance of the industry in keeping communities connected to the world's
global market and the over $400 million in economic activity generated annually.
Economic Abundance: Within Reach With Just A Change Of Perspective
Mar 13, 2013In this opinion piece, a representative for a
small-aircraft manufacturing company, highlights the tremendous value of the
airplanes his company makes in supporting highly-skilled jobs and creating
economic value for small businesses. Companies across the country
continue to rely on business aviation to be more flexible, nimble and
successful. By providing access to smaller communities and remote locations,
business aviation is a critical tool that generates a positive impact on both
local and national economies.
NBAA Member Denounces Obama's Business Aviation Policy Proposals
Mar 13, 2013In an op-ed, a veteran of the business aviation community
spoke out against a “counterproductive” proposal by the Obama administration to
target business aviation with changes to tax-depreciation schedules on the
purchase of aircraft. “What I see is yet another stumbling block out of
Washington that has the potential to hurt the 1.2 million people who make their
living, building and servicing these valuable business assets,” the author
Wichita's Aviation Industry Could Hit Delays Amid Budget Cuts
Mar 08, 2013Business aviation manufacturing is a major supplier of jobs
in the American economy. As the sector begins to show signs of improvement,
upcoming “sequestration” budget could deal another setback to the industry, as
the Department of Transportation Secretary warns that furloughs of FAA
personnel stemming from sequestration would impact the certification of
aviation manufacturers’ products.
|Aviation International News|
FAA: Long-term Bizav Outlook Remains Favorable
Mar 07, 2013Business aviation, which generates many thousands of
American jobs, has been hit hard by the Great Recession, but a turn-around may
be at hand for the industry. According to a recently unveiled FAA study, the
growth of business aviation in the long-term will be driven by slowly
recovering economies in the U.S. and world-wide, and will center on jet,
turboprop and helicopter aircraft – all good news for the Americans who build
|Aviation International News|
Alphabets Sound Alarm at Town Hall
Mar 06, 2013NBAA’s Ed Bolen and GAMA’s Pete Bunce joined the leaders of
other general aviation groups to discuss the Obama Administration’s
mischaracterizations of business aviation in a panel session held during the
Helicopter Aviation Association’s “HeliExpo,” in Las Vegas last week. According
to Bolen, the president should recognize the value of business aviation; Bolen
said Obama uses aircraft for the same reason companies do …the flexibility,
security, ability to maximize efficiency and other benefits of traveling.
|Long Beach Post (CA)|
Business Aviation Career Day And Forum To Be Presented at LGB
Feb 27, 2013Business aviation supports jobs, helps companies succeed and
connects communities - all attributes that will be on display at an
NBAA-sponsored Career Day and Regional Forum being held at California's Long
Beach Airport on Feb. 27-28. The two-day event will showcase support from local
officials, with participation from the city's mayor, the airport director and
|The Long Beach Gazette|
Job Seekers Find Opportunity To Learn About Aviation
Feb 26, 2013NBAA events are always effective advocacy venues, and that
was certainly the case for the association's Regional Forum, held in Long
Beach, CA Feb. 27-28. For example, the No Plane No Gain program highlights the
importance of business aviation jobs, and this local newspaper's coverage of
the event reports: "There's a lot more to aviation than what the public
sees when they make their way through the airport. 'There are a lot of people doing
jobs behind the scenes, according to Long Beach Airport Director Mario
|The Plain Dealer|
General Aviation In Ohio Keeps Businesses Moving
Feb 23, 2013In a recent Op-ed, Marshall Eichfeld, president of the
Ohio Aviation Association, highlighted the versatility of general aviation
and its importance as a crucial tool to businesses and farms across Ohio.
For companies such as Honda of Ohio and Crown Equipment Corp., business
aviation is an indispensable tool relied upon to compete and succeed in a
global marketplace. As studies have shown, businesses across the country that
utilize general aviation do better than those that do not.
Why Are Business Aircraft Owners A Target For White House Ridicule?
Feb 21, 2013When President Obama claimed that the only reason American
companies use business aircraft is because “it’s extremely convenient and they
can afford it,” NBAA’s Ed Bolen quickly responded: “The White House is
promoting a caricature of business aviation that is at odds with reality…The
fact is, business aviation is essential to citizens, companies and communities
across America, and the renewed mischaracterizations that have been coming from
the White House have real potential to harm this great industry.”
Jay Carney: Aviation Job Cuts Just 'Difficult Choices'
Feb 20, 2013After White House spokesman Jay Carney said that massive job
losses in business aircraft manufacturing resulting from the Administration’s
plan to change tax policies on the aircraft might simply be a product of the
“difficult choices” required for reducing the deficit, GAMA’s Pete Bunce responded:
“These statements are totally outrageous and Mr. Carney should apologize.
It’s completely offensive to refer to hardworking Americans as ‘difficult
choices.’ This administration should stop the sound bites and political games
and focus on fixing our economy.”
|General Aviation News|
Rhetoric Against GA Continues
Feb 14, 2013Following White House officials’ disparaging comments about
business aviation in the context of the deficit-reduction debate, NBAA and GAMA
quickly responded, sternly questioning the White House claims, and pressing the
case for the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and
communities across America.
Sen. Roberts Asks Jack Lew About The Obama Administration's War On General Aviation
Feb 13, 2013During a recent hearing of the Senate Finance Committee,
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) questioned Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew about
the White House's continued unfavorable characterization of general aviation,
including for business flights. The Senator expressed his frustration
stating, "general aviation has become a ‘piñata’ in regards to tax reform
by this administration, and I’m more than a little tired of it.”
GAMA Report: Airplane Sales Flat, Helicopters Booming
Feb 12, 2013On Tuesday, GAMA announced year-end shipment and
billings figures for 2012 during the association’s annual " State of the
Industry" press conference. During the event, GAMA Chairman Brad Mottier
highlighted the intense amount of technology-development work now under
way across the industry stating: "The general aviation segment is poised
for resurgence in the next few years as these new technologies certify and
enter the market."
|Bloomberg Businessweek News|
General Aviation Plane 2012 Shipments up Slightly
Feb 12, 2013Recently, GAMA held its annual "State of the
Industry" press conference, providing an effective opportunity for
discussion about the continued importance of all general aviation, including business
aviation. During the event, GAMA reported similar shipments of general aviation
aircraft for 2012 as those posted at the conclusion of the previous year.
GAMA: Business Aircraft Deliveries Down in 2012
Feb 12, 2013The importance of business aviation as an essential American
industry was a central part of GAMA's annual "State of the Industry"
press conference. Despite mixed numbers for 2012 shippings and billings, the
world-leading industry continues to push ahead with development of new technologies,
and new markets for aircraft and other products.
Rep. Pompeo On Aviation Industry
Feb 12, 2013Congressman Mike Pompeo took to the House floor on Feb. 12 to
express his concerns about the Obama Administration's recent
mischaracterizations of general aviation, including its use for business
transport. In his speech, Rep. Pompeo highlighted the million-plus jobs created
by the manufacture and use of aircraft for business.
GA Groups Work To Expand Caucuses
Feb 05, 2013With Congress back in session, NBAA is asking the business
aviation community to contact elected representatives, and invite them to join
the Senate and House General Aviation Caucuses. According to NBAA's Ed
Bolen, the groups "inform legislative debates by highlighting the value of
general aviation in creating jobs, helping companies succeed, connecting
communities and supporting humanitarian endeavors."
|General Aviation News|
Companies That Use GA doing Better In Economic Recovery
Jan 17, 2013NEXA Advisors President Michael Dyment pointed to findings in his recent
study of companies using business aviation to challenge an online Forbes magazine
editorial calling into question GM’s renewed use of business aviation.
According to Mr. Dyment “There are many, many factual examples where
business aviation today is most successfully used to grow shareholder value by
the top-performing companies in the United States and elsewhere
Study Shows GM's Use Of Business Aircraft Could Actually Improve Shareholder Value
Jan 15, 2013NEXA Advisors President Michael Dyment joined NBAA's Ed
Bolen in expressing his concern regarding an online Forbes magazine
editorial calling into question GM’s renewed use of business
aviation. Dyment was critical of reporting that perpetuates misperceptions
about business aviation, rather than realities. He pointed to a recent
NEXA Study stating,"Our analysis of the key financial metrics found that
business aviation users weathered the Great Recession of 2008 far better than
non-users. Among the S&P 500, business aviation users outperformed
non-users in every performance category we examined."
Like Many Companies, GM Would Benefit From Business Aircraft Use
Jan 02, 2013NBAA's Ed Bolen was quick to voice the industry's concerns
about a recent Forbes opinion piece questioning GM's need for business
aviation. Mr. Bolen wrote, " General Motors, or any company
that wishes to remain agile and competitive in the global marketplace should
consider use of a business aircraft — one of the most vital efficiency and
productivity tools available — without concern for unwarranted
|The Wichita Eagle|
Corporate Planes Give Business Owners An Edge
Dec 13, 2012For businesses like Wichita, KS-based Berry Companies, an
airplane is vital tool for looking for new opportunities to expand and grow
into distant markets. Their Cessna Citation Mustang allows employees to make
multiple business stops in one day. A recent study reflects this value,
especially during challenging economic times. The study, conducted by NEXA
Advisors, finds that companies that used business aviation during the
"Great Recession" outperformed competitors that did not.
|Savannah Morning News|
Gulfstream Exec Reaches Out To Local Small Business Leaders
Dec 05, 2012Business aviation supports countless jobs and small
businesses, a fact underscored in recent remarks from Bill Shira, Gulfstream
Vice-President of Marketing, who recently told Savannah business leaders that
the aircraft manufacturer relies upon more than 2,400 small businesses across the
country to suppliers in building and servicing its business airplanes.
They're Winging It For Shore Storm Relief
Nov 14, 2012Business aircraft have been keeping the landing strips at
Robert J. Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township and Lakewood Airport busy, flying
in much needed supplies to areas hit hard by “Superstorm” Sandy. Private pilots
have joined the efforts of AERObridge, a 501-C(3) nonprofit, filling
their aircraft with donated goods and flying them to the Jersey Shore. “This is
just a caring community in aviation that wants to help out,” says Jo Damato,
director for the National Business Aviation Association.
|General Aviation News|
New Study Highlights The Value Of Bizav During ‘The Great Recession’
Nov 08, 2012A new study shows that, even during the worst economic
period since the Great Depression, companies using a business airplane were
better inoculated from the recession's effects than those that did not use
business aviation. The study found that more U.S. companies started
using business aviation during the "Great Recession" than before
it. “This answers the question as to why so many American enterprises
continue to depend upon business aviation, even in — and perhaps, especially in
— tough economic times,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
Arizona Group Sending Desperately Needed Supplies To Sandy Victims
Nov 05, 2012Business aviation has snapped into action to provide relief
to people in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy’s toll on the Northeastern
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.
Local Pilots Flying From Fitchburg Airport Aid In Sandy Relief
Nov 04, 2012Pilots from the Worcester, MA, area are part of a
widespread effort to coordinate the use of small, “general aviation” airplanes
to deliver relief supplies and specialists to help victims of the Hurricane
Sandy-ravaged town of East Farmingdale, NY. Among those helping coordinate the
effort has been Arizona-based AERObridge, a non-profit that has brought
together about three dozen pilots in 17 airplanes to deliver supplies to people
and communities in need.
|WPRI Eyewitness News|
Local Pilot Flies Supplies To New York
Nov 04, 2012Business owners from across the country have been
volunteering their time and business aircraft to help fly supplies into areas
hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Individuals
such as Graeme Smith have volunteered as part of the outreach coordinated by
Aerobridge transporting donated clothes and food to those in need.
Help Is On The Way: Business Aircraft Fly Supplies Into Areas Raveged By Sandy
Nov 03, 2012The business aviation community has been quick to respond with
assistance to people and communities in crisis following Hurricane Sandy’s
passage over the Northeastern U.S. Key to the effort has been AERObridge, a
non-profit that coordinates donated aircraft for critical transport of
emergency supplies to victims in need; the organization has coordinated more
than 32 flights, delivering 94,000 lbs. of supplies.
Study: Companies Using Bizav Fared Better in Recession
Oct 31, 2012A study entitled "Business Aviation: Maintaining Shareholder
Value Through Turbulent Times" found that business aviation users achieved
superior financial performance. The study, which was commissioned for the No
Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, found that during the “Great Recession,”
companies using business aviation outperformed by several measures comparable
companies that did not use business aircraft during the same period.
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."