NO PLANE NO GAIN - Business Aviation Means: Jobs, Productivity and Keeping America Connected
 

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Recently Quoted

"Local businesses can use the Watsonville Airport to travel, at relatively low cost, to places like Visalia, Bakersfield or to any of the other 13,000 airports around the country not served by commercial air carriers."

David Koch, public works and utilities director for the City of Watsonville, CA
The Watsonville [CA] Register-Pajaronian, 8/10/09


"The efficiency of hundreds of Iowa businesses is improved and their productivity is increased through use of aviation."

Study cited in
The Des Moines Register, 8/16/09


"It's a hub of economic activity...The rehabilitation of airport structures, hangars and parking will increase safety and encourage more traffic. It will enhance economic development by improving the physical environment of the surrounding area."

Spartanburg, SC Downtown Memorial Airport Director Darwin Simpson
Spartanburg Herald-Journal, 8/18/09

 

Did You Know?

No Plane No Gain Report

Business aviation is vital to the national economic interest, generating over a million jobs, providing a lifeline to communities with little or no airline service, helping thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and providing emergency and humanitarian services to people in need.

This newsletter provides regular updates on the activities undertaken through No Plane No Gain, a comprehensive joint advocacy campaign by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to highlight the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country.

The following are among the campaign's recent initiatives.

Visit the No Plane No Gain web site to see all recent news.

Communicating the Message Through the Media

Arkansas TV Stations Report on Value of Business Aviation to State

As No Plane No Gain supporters know, the value of business aviation to communities across the U.S. was highlighted at a recent event hosted by GAMA, where Arkansas' highest-ranking elected officials promoted the many benefits business aviation delivers to the state. The event garnered extensive media coverage; the following is a sampling of TV news stories:


  • KARK CH4 reports that Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (D-AR) noted that when he recruits business to the state he uses "Hawker and Dassault as examples of high-tech, high-skill economic opportunity, whether it's in manufacturing or non-manufacturing high-tech jobs." View the full clip.

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
  • KTHV CH11 reports that Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) noted that, in spite of misperceptions about business aviation in recent months, business aviation "is how business gets done." View the full clip.


 
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe
  • KATV CH7 reports that Sen. Pryor said that given "the global nature of our economy, we need a very healthy general aviation sector to continue" on the economic path the country wants to pursue. View the full clip.

 
Senator Pryor
  • KAFT CH16 reports that GAMA's Pete Bunce applauded Arkansas' general aviation workers for their work "to provide the mobility that is going to bring us back out of this economic slump and back to prosperity." View the full clip.


 
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe

Spreading the Message Online

Don't Forget: No Plane No Gain Providing News Online

As the No Plane No Gain campaign continues to work with national and local news outlets to highlight the value of business aviation, the resulting coverage is made available with daily "tweets" on a Twitter feed, Facebook posts and content additions to a dedicated web site and YouTube channel. To learn more, visit the No Plane No Gain News & Events page.

NPNG on twitter

Another Example of Business Aviation at Work

Airplane Keeps Advantage Technologies Wired to Customers

For Bryan Currier – the 30-year-old president of Advantage Technologies, Inc., a medical information technology (IT) consulting firm based in Troy, MI – based medical information technology (IT) consulting firm - mobility means everything. That's because Currier must be able to visit, often on short notice, the host of small and medium-size health care practitioners who are scattered across the Upper Midwest and rely on his computer support services to keep their IT systems running smoothly. To learn more about how business aviation is at work for Courier's small company, and thousands like it all across the U.S., review No Plane No Gain company profiles.

Airplane Keeps Advantage Technologies Wired to Customers

 

 

 

No Plane No Gain is a joint undertaking of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). NBAA can be reached at [email protected],
by phone at (202) 783-9000, or by mail at 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.
GAMA can be reached at [email protected], by phone at (202) 393-1500, or by mail at
1400 K Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20005.

 

 

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