|Washington Business Journal|
Biz Talk: Q & A with NBAA’s Ed Bolen
Oct 18, 2010At NBAA's annual convention in Atlanta, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen speaks with the Wichita Business Journal about increased public support of business aviation.
|Aviation International News|
NBAA builds a PDK playground
Oct 18, 2010Nearly 400 attendants of NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting and Conference volunteered a day to give back to the community. Among renovations to a local Boys and Girls club were a $50k playground, an outdoor classroom and a 200-foot-long retaining wall.
By: Curt Epstein
|WGCL-TV (CBS Atlanta)|
Volunteers Make Over Boys And Girls Club
Oct 17, 2010As part of NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, hundreds of attendees volunteered a day to refurbish the nearby Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club.
By Katie Brace
|Business Jet Traveler|
The Bizav Advantage: Making the case for bizav, in dollars and cents
Oct 01, 2010Business Jet Traveler speaks with Michael Dyment of NEXA Capital Advisors, who produced "Business Aviation: An Enterprise Value Perspective" for No Plane No Gain. The evidence, Dyment explains, points to one conclusion: Corporate aviation "provides a unique competitive benefit to America's businesses, manifesting in higher shareholder and enterprise value."
By Robert P. Mark
Business travelers could save by flying on chartered jets
Sep 15, 2010In this story, NBAA's Ed Bolen remind newspaper readers that companies view aviation travel as a tool for efficiency, productivity and flexibility, and that includes the use of business aviation.
By Charisse Jones, USA TODAY
|Los Angeles Times|
Businesses like Obama tax write-off plan but want to keep Bush tax cuts too
Sep 08, 2010In this article, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen points out that the business aviation community supports policies "bonus," or accelerated tax depreciation on the purchase of business aircraft, because the tax incentive promotes aircraft purchase, which in turn helps preserve manufacturing jobs.
By Jim Puzzanghera
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (IA)|
Dusting crops a boon, necessity for farmers
Aug 16, 2010The Falls Courier reports on the many businesses across Iowa that need small aircraft to save crops and increase productivity.
By MATTHEW WILDE
|The Portland Press Herald|
Maine Voices: Maine flies on general aviation
Aug 15, 2010In Maine, communities and businesses both see the value of the general aviation industry, which adds $521 million to the economy, provides 400 jobs and assists 2,707 pilots through 67 public-use airports.
Op-Ed by Jeff Northgraves
|The Republic (IN)|
Editorial: Airport Gift that Keeps Giving to City
Aug 11, 2010As a local Indiana airport used by airlines and general aviation briefly closes for safety and other upgrades, this editorial reminds readers of the airport's value to the surrounding community.
|Fort Worth Business Press|
Business aviation gets a lift from improving economy
Jul 26, 2010Business aviation, a significant generator of jobs and economic activity, has been hard hit by the recession and mischaracterizations. However, "through the first six months of 2010, things have stopped getting worse,"says NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
By Robert Francis
|[Lincoln, NE] Journal Star|
His last flights as corporate pilot end with Special Olympics
Jul 24, 2010As a business aviation pilot prepared to retire, Bill Wagner's two final flights were made to transport athletes to the 2010 Special Olympics in Lincoln, NE. Wagner's company uses a Cessna Citation X, which was flown as part of a larger business aviation "airlift," in which airplanes donated by more than 160 companies to transported athletes to the games from across the country free of charge.
By ALISSA SKELTON
|The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL)|
PrivateSky Aviation Grows
Jul 23, 2010Business aviation supports more than a million jobs, including those involving aircraft maintenance and repair. This article chronicles one small Florida company specializing in repairs for Gulfstream jets.
|St. Helena Star|
Earning his wings ... again
Jul 22, 2010Golf icon Arnold Palmer will join St. Helena's Chuck McKinnon, who worked with IBM to establish Europe's first business aviation operation, to be recognized at the National Business Aviation Association's 63rd annual meeting in Atlanta.
By Carolyn Younger
|Lincoln Journal Star|
Harrison Ford among pilots flying Special Olympics athletes to Lincoln
Jul 17, 2010Thanks to volunteer general aviation pilots from around the country, thousands of Special Olympians were able to participate in the national games in Albuquerque. One of the many volunteers was GA advocate, pilot, and actor Harrison Ford, who gave a lift to five athletes and two coaches from Lincoln, Nebraska.
By COLLEEN KENNEY
Chasing phantoms in the business jet market
Jul 16, 2010Chasing phantoms in the business jet market July 16, 2010 Business aviation has been hard hit by the economic recession and misperceptions about business airplane use. "The statistics say 14.9 per cent of the fleet is up for sale. This is, historically, a very high figure and, industry experts say, it weighs heavily on the prices of both used and new jets, as well as on sales of new jets," this story reports.
By Rohit Jaggi
|The Wichita Eagle (Blog)|
Cessna airlift for Special Olympics to start Saturday
Jul 16, 2010Cessna airlift for Special Olympics to start Saturday July 16, 2010 The business aviation community is lending a hand for athletes needing transport to the 2010 Special Olympics USA in Lincoln, NE this weekend.
"Cessna business jet operators will spend the next two Saturdays transporting 800 athletes," the story reports
|Aviation Week (Web Site)|
Fore! NBAA To Honor Arnold Palmer
Jul 12, 2010This October, NBAA will honor Arnold Palmer, legendary
golfer, esteemed businessman and spokesman for the No Plane No Gain advocacy
Posted by Gail K. Warner
Leaders Speak Up for General Aviation
Jul 08, 2010General aviation contributes $5.5 billion to Ohio communities and employs 142,000 people in the state. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Reps. Steve Driehaus (D- West Price Hill) and Jean Schmidt, (R-Miami Township) outlined the benefits GA brings to Ohio towns at a recent forum at Cincinatti's Lunken Airport.
By Mike Boyer
|WXIX-FOX TV CH 19|
In Ohio, General Aviation Equals Jobs
Jul 08, 2010At an advocacy event in Cincinnati hosted by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association highlights the role of general aviation, including business, in creating jobs. GAMA's Pete Bunce, cites major Ohio employers involved in business aviation, including Air 10 Jet Center, Executive Jet, General Electric's Aviation Unit, and Hartsell Propeller. Simply put, Bunce tells viewers: "General aviation equals jobs."
|WLWT-NBC TV CH 5|
In Ohio, Planes Mean Gains
Jul 07, 2010At an advocacy event hosted by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association at Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport, business aviation leaders and state policymakers highlight the value of all general aviation, including business aviation, in the Buckeye State. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-2-OH) reminds viewers: "General aviation creates jobs - jobs throughout our district, our state and our country. That station also reported that general aviation is Ohio's biggest employer, supporting 8,000 jobs, and $5.5 billion for the state's economy each year, and that every two seconds, an Ohio-made engine lifts a plane in the air."
|WLWT-NBC TV CH 5|
In Ohio, No Plane, No Gain
Jul 07, 2010At an advocacy event in Cincinnati hosted by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the importance of all general aviation, including business aviation, is underscored. Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-1-OH) highlights the role of general aviation manufacturing in Ohio's economy, telling viewers: "Putting together those aircraft and those aircraft engines are important, but all the component parts that allow that to happen are what make Ohio's economy tick."
|WCPO-AVC TV CH7|
GA Manufacturers in Ohio: No Plane, No Gain
Jul 07, 2010The General Aviation Manufacturers Association hosts an advocacy event at Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport, showing how general aviation, including business aviation, supports jobs and the economy in Ohio. The television news story notes that on a national level, the industry contributes more than $150 billion to the economy each year, and supports more than one million jobs. View the news segment in its entirety
|Forbes Magazine (Wheels Up Blog)|
What Business Leaders Should Know About Business Aviation (Part One)
Jun 11, 2010What Business Leaders Should Know About Business Aviation (Part One) June 11, 2010 This blog posting, by a business aviation consultant, points out the by using business airplanes, companie " move people rapidly, when they need to and more directly to where they need to be. The process provides strategic advantages that have proven to be successful."
By Jeffrey Reich
|Forbes Special Report|
Making The Case For Business Aviation
Jun 01, 2010In a special report Forbes cites a No Plane No Gain survey pointing out that most business aviation passengers are mid-level staff of small businesses, not company CEOs.
By Carl Lavin
ANALYSIS-Business jets take flight, but rebound to be slow
May 28, 2010Business aircraft manufacture supports many high-skill jobs, but the prolonged U.S. recession has led to thousands of layoffs in the industry.The market for the airplanes may be stabilizing, "but a return to annual growth in deliveries is at least a year away," this story reports.
By Karen Jacobs
Westchester County Airport's Contributions Celebrated
May 24, 2010At a luncheon celebrating Westchester County Airport, County Executive Robert P. Astorino was presented with the association's Environmental Leadership Award. Lauding the airport's economic impact, Astorino explained "It is home to over 80 businesses. There are approximately 1,300 jobs on site. The airport does not cost our taxpayers anything. Its revenues pay for its expenses. But the economic engine goes far beyond that. The airport generates money for our economy."
GAMA Finds GA Sales
May 10, 2010Business aviation, which traditionally supports more than one million jobs, continues to face challenges as other industries witness an economic recovery. In releasing first-quarter 2010 business aircraft sales data, Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association recently said: "These...figures reveal that our industry is far from a recovery."
|New York Times/International Herald Tribune|
U.S. Business Jet Plane Makers Not Exactly Soaring
May 03, 2010After one of the toughest years that business jet makers have ever experienced, U.S. executives who have had to halt production lines and cut thousands of jobs are leery about predicting better days any time soon," this story reports.
by Jack Duffy
|Highlands Ranch Herald|
Crowds attend Centennial Airport open house
Apr 30, 2010An open house at Colorado's Centennial Airport inspires children, and educates adults about the business value of business aviation. CBAA's David Purvis comments: “There are scores of privately owned small aircraft flying in and out of the airport all the time as well as business-related flights for corporations and medical transport services. The activities mean jobs and related economic impact on the surrounding areas.”
by Tom Munds
(VIDEO) Building a Better Airplane: Cessna Combats the Recession
Apr 23, 2010A recent CNN story looks at how the recession and misperceptions about business aviation have devastated business airplane manufacturer Cessna, and also highlights how the resilient company has responded to the crisis and taken steps to emerge as the economy recovers.
|The New York Times|
That Corporate Jet Sometimes Makes Sense
Apr 12, 2010"...It's easy to overlook the genuinely sensible argument for business aviation," this story explains. "As commercial air service shrinks, with even some midsize markets losing much of their air service, the business use of a company airplane can make bottom-line sense."
By Joe Sharkey
|The Wichita Eagle|
Airports See Rise in General Aviation Activity
Apr 09, 2010General aviation activity appears to be
rebounding from the same time a year ago, and one analyst notes that
"Companies are becoming better at articulating why a private aircraft is a
useful and productive business tool."
Business jet market: outlook positive but recovery stalled, says UBS
Apr 04, 2010UBS global equity research reports that market conditions for business jets "remain depressed and have dipped slightly since January, indicating a stalled recovery, with high inventory levels remaining a drag on business." The manufacture of business jets is a major source of jobs in the U.S.
By Dan Thisdell
|KAIT (Jonesboro, AR)|
(Video) Batesville Regional Airport Highlighted in Local News
Mar 22, 2010In this video, see how one airport benefits a whole community. Batesville Regional Airport (BVX), in particular, contributes more than $2 million to the local economy with up to 25,000 operations in a year. Airport officials say that business aviation is the bulk of those operations, with companies flying into Batesville to meet colleagues, customers and more.
|The Boston Globe|
Hanscom use hits new low; Massport sees hopeful signs
Mar 18, 2010Hanscom use hits new low; Massport sees hopeful signs March 18, 2010 As business aviation remains challenged by a sluggish economy, some airports like Hanscom, in Massachusetts, are seeing sharp decreases in traffic. The trend impacts revenues for the airport, and the investment that comes with the revenue.
|WTTG-TV (Fox 5 DC)|
Honor Flight Network Brings Veterans to see World War II Memorial
Mar 12, 2010Washington's Fox 5 interviews Earl Morse and Jeff Miller, co-founders of Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is simple: Transporting America's veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
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."