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NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have launched a joint advocacy campaign to reinforce the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country. The program takes full advantage of new communication technologies while building on proven advocacy techniques. A dedicated web site, thorough research, paid advertising, news media interviews, online education offerings, YouTube placements, podcasts and more are part of the initiative. Below are some featured No Plane No Gain headlines and articles.

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No Plane No Gain #BizAvWorks Initiative Optimizes Campaign’s Strong Social Media Following
Nov. 1, 2016
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has launched a new initiative designed to optimize the reach and effectiveness of social media. The new initiative features the use of a hashtag, #BizAvWorks, to be used on the campaign’s Twitter and Facebook platforms for promoting support for business aviation, and the recognition of its value, from elected officials and people in the industry alike. Learn more.

Ten More CEOs Join Ranks of Leaders Saying 'No Plane, No Gain'
Nov. 1, 2016
Ten esteemed business leaders have joined those who have stepped forward in recent years to explain the value of business aviation to their companies as part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. The leaders are featured in the 2016 edition of the booklet titled Business Leaders on Business Aviation, released at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. "Over the years, we have seen increasing numbers of world-class business leaders raise their hands to testify to the value of business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more.

NBAA's Tribute to Arnold Palmer: Business Aviation's Ultimate Champion
Oct. 31, 2016
In 2008, when U.S. automakers were criticized for traveling to Washington, DC on company airplanes looking for a government bailout, the late golf legend Arnold Palmer stepped forward to defend business aviation. Using business aircraft, he said, "is the single most productive thing I have done. It's given me the opportunity to compete more effectively in golf and in business." NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen had a chance to sit down with Palmer shortly before his passing on Sept. 25. Read what Palmer had to say in the November/December 2016 edition of Business Aviation Insider.

General Aviation Is Business Enabler, Economic Multiplier
June 27, 2016
NBAA recently interviewed Rep. Bill Flores (R-17-TX), a member of the House General Aviation Caucus. Flores has served since 2010 a region covering portions of Central Texas from Waco to College Station to North Austin. "As a businessman and a pilot, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to develop a personal perspective on the value of business aviation to companies in my district, my state and the nation," he said. Read more of NBAA's Q&A with Flores in the May/June 2016 issue of Business Aviation Insider.

Universal Weather & Aviation Spreads 'No Plane No Gain' Message at SDC2015
Feb. 13, 2015
It was impossible to ignore the message of No Plane No Gain throughout the halls, conference rooms and exhibit areas of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center earlier this month during the 2015 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015) in San Jose, CA. Conference exhibitor Universal Weather & Aviation played a prominent role in spreading the word. "It's important to show support for this vital industry and to proudly display an awareness of the issues affecting the industry and our way of life," said Greg Evans, chairman of the board at Universal and vice chairman of NBAA's Associate Member Advisory Committee. "We often become so busy in our day-to-day roles that we lose sight of the bigger picture in Washington." Read more about Universal's efforts to spread the No Plane No Gain message.

No Plane No Gain Releases 2015 Edition of Business Leaders on Business Aviation
Jan. 6, 2015
The No Plane No Gain campaign has released a new 2015 edition of its Business Leaders on Business Aviation advocacy publication, which collects the voices of 25 CEOs from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies, affirming how business aviation works for their companies. New CEOs featured in the 2015 edition include Jim Hagedorn, CEO, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Kelly Ortberg, President and CEO, Rockwell Collins. Learn more about Business Leaders on Business Aviation and order copies.

No Plane No Gain Publication Reinforces Flight Department's Mission
Dec. 16, 2014
Among the executives featured in the Business Leaders on Business Aviation booklet is Anthony J. Alexander, president and CEO of FirstEnergy, based in Akron, OH. "Business aviation is a valuable tool FirstEnergy uses to better manage our travel time and improve employee productivity," Alexander notes in the booklet. That message prompted FirstEnergy Flight Logistics Lead Spring Adamo to order copies of the booklet for the company's flight operations team, so they could read about the benefits our industry brings to companies nationwide. "Team members thought the messages in Business Leaders on Business Aviation put a fresh perspective on the important work they do that is vital to our company's success," Adamo said. Read more about Business Leaders on Business Aviation.

Company Uses No Plane No Gain Resource to Assist First-Time Aircraft Buyers
Dec. 11, 2014
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign's Business Leaders on Business Aviation booklet features testimonials from 25 CEOs from companies of all sizes, with each executive affirming how business aviation helps their companies be more nimble, productive and successful. Those messages are particularly of interest to people seeking information about their first-ever business aircraft, said Blake Tumbleson, owner of Tumbleson Aviation Consulting, LLC in Murfreesboro, TN, who recently ordered multiple copies of the publication. "It's understandable that purchasing an aircraft for the first time can be a daunting proposition," he explained. "You don't want to make the wrong decision, and it helps to follow in the footsteps of those before you who have had success." Learn more about Business Leaders in Business Aviation.

No Plane No Gain Releases New Business Leaders on Business Aviation Publication
Oct. 21, 2014
Building on the success of No Plane No Gain's Top Ten booklet, published in 2013, the No Plane No Gain campaign has released a new Business Leaders on Business Aviation advocacy publication collecting the voices of 25 CEOs from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies, affirming how business aviation works for their companies. The new booklet and related initative were announced during the Media Kickoff Breakfast of the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) in Orlando, FL. Learn more about Business Leaders on Business Aviation and order copies.

NBAA Connects With Students, Industry Leaders at Kansas Aviation Expo
Sept. 27, 2014
NBAA's Director of Regional Programs Steve Hadley connected with many of the more than 900 students who participated in an aviation career fair on Sept. 25, 2014, during the second annual Kansas Aviation Expo, held from Sept. 22 to 26 in Wichita, KS. NBAA also co-sponsored the expo's Sept. 26 business aviation sessions, which featured industry leaders who spoke on a variety of topics, from avionics to security. Speakers drew upon the messages of the No Plane No Gain campaign to show the many ways that general aviation can help a business be more efficient and grow. The events were part of a weeklong celebration of aviation in Kansas. Learn more about NBAA activities at the Kansas Aviation Expo.

Company Uses No Plane No Gain Resources to Promote Business Aviation Benefits
Aug. 14, 2014
The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign offers a variety of no-cost resources that emphasize the value of business aviation to those outside the industry, and one aviation-service provider is using the popular Top Ten publication as a sales tool to promote the industry's numerous benefits to prospective clients in its community. TAC Air recently ordered 250 copies of the Top Ten booklet for its aircraft sales, management, maintenance and charter subsidiary – Keystone Aviation – to distribute to business travelers around the Salt Lake City, UT area who may not be aware of the advantages of using a business aircraft. Top Ten features testimonials from 10 highly respected CEOs – including FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith, Enterprise Holdings Executive Chairman Andrew C. Taylor and others – about the value of business aviation to their companies. Read more about the Top Ten booklet and No Plane No Gain.

'No Plane No Gain' Message Applies Internationally at Upcoming Embry-Riddle Chinese GA Symposium
July, 17 2014
Organizers of an upcoming symposium focused on the development of a robust general aviation infrastructure in China, recently ordered 25 copies of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign's Top Ten booklet, as well as several dozen of the popular No Plane No Gain lapel pins, to highlight campaign themes to visiting dignitaries and other participants. Scheduled to take place in August, and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, the two-day symposium will include nearly two dozen students participating in classes as part of the U.S. China Aviation Cooperation Program, a partnership between the U.S. government and industry partners to promote aviation industry-wide cooperation between the two countries. Learn more about the symposium and the No Plane No Gain campaign.

No Plane No Gain Message Broadcasting on California Airwaves
May 29, 2014
NBAA's participation at an April event highlighting the contributions in California of general aviation (GA), including business aviation, resulted in additional opportunities to promote the industry throughout the state. "About one week after California Aviation Day in Sacramento, I followed up with a personal visit to Assemblyman Jim Patterson's office to talk with him further about business aviation," said NBAA Western Regional Representative Stacy Howard. "We also spoke about ways to enhance the industry's image throughout the state, and he offered his assistance in that area." That conversation also resulted in a Fresno-area radio station airing a public service announcement (PSA) about business aviation's importance to local economies. Listen to the PSA.

Bolen, Others Discuss Future of Aviation at Sun 'n Fun
April 2, 2014
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and other industry leaders talked how to promote all aviation, including general aviation, during a panel discussion titled "Building Interest in the Future of Aviation," held on April 1 at the annual Sun 'n Fun event in Lakeland, FL. Bolen said one of the biggest things the industry struggles with is positive promotion. "This is a great industry and people need to know that," Bolen said. Read more about the Sun 'n Fun panel discussion.

Illinois Airport Manager: NBAA Advocacy Resources Highlight Industry's Contributions
March 26, 2014
With small general aviation (GA) airports around the country often facing a wide scope of challenges, many airport managers have broadened their efforts to relay the contributions that their airports bring to the surrounding communities. Clayton Stambaugh, manager of Pekin Municipal Airport – John C. Kreigsman Field (C15) in Pekin, IL, recently ordered multiple copies of NBAA's Airport Advocate Guide, Airports Handbook and Business Aviation Fact Book for airport users and visitors to review and take with them. "These publications are very useful for airport managers looking to inform their surrounding community and/or region about the significant benefits aviation provides," Stambaugh said. "I also recently handed out copies to members of our city council and local chamber of commerce, which helped spur discussions about the airport's contributions to the area." Learn more about NBAA's resources.

Aviation Stakeholders Use Advocacy Resources to Promote No Plane No Gain Message
March 20, 2014
As part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, NBAA provides a host of educational and promotional materials reflecting the vital contributions of general aviation, including business aviation, to citizens and communities across the country. NBAA Members and other aviation stakeholders have recognized how these tools help them spread the positive message of business aviation and encourage discussions with local leaders and others in their communities about the industry. Learn more about No Plane No Gain resources.

No Plane No Gain Message Featured Prominently at Aviation Forecast Conference
March 14, 2014
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association looked upon a recent federal aviation conference as an opportunity to remind leading aviation policymakers about the importance of general aviation, including business aviation, and the primary themes of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. The two associations jointly sponsor the advocacy program. The annual policy forum, hosted last week by the American Association of Airport Executives was attended by leading aviation figures from industry and government, and focused on the FAA's forecast for 2014 to 2034, and related policy challenges facing the aviation and aerospace segment. All attendees received a complimentary conference tote containing important No Plane No Gain resources, and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen spoke at a panel forum held during the event. Read more about the presence of the No Plane No Gain message at the forum.

February Marks Fifth Anniversary of No Plane No Gain Advocacy Campaign
Feb. 20, 2014
Feb. 17 marked the fifth anniversary of the launch of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, a joint effort of NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to educate the public on the importance of business aviation. Since the launch of No Plane No Gain, NBAA and GAMA have been taking this positive message about business aviation directly to Capitol Hill and state legislatures, and the message is resonating with government officials. No Plane No Gain has also reached the public through a multimedia approach involving advertising and a strong web and social media presence. Learn more about No Plane No Gain.

No Plane No Gain Ad Highlights Importance of Business Aviation in California
Jan. 31, 2014
"Business Aviation: Working for California" is the message of a prominent advertisement that the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has placed in the annual government handbook of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), a group of influential and effective business leaders in Southern California. The ad, which shows an employee of Clay Lacy Aviation working on an aircraft engine, grabs the reader's attention by noting, "in the San Fernando Valley and across California, business aviation is a vital economic engine, accounting for $18 billion each year." Read more about the No Plane No Gain ad.

NBAA, GAMA Tell The New York Times: 'No Plane, No Gain'
Dec. 20, 2013
A Dec. 16 article in The New York Times called attention to the vital role of business aviation in helping companies access new markets in hard-to-reach locations around the globe. That message is also a staple of the No Plane No Gain campaign, which is co-sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. In the article, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that business aviation remains a vital asset for any company, large or small, that is "truly operating in a global marketplace." GAMA also weighed in, providing valuable data that brought context to the story. Read more about the article.

Stay Up-to-Date on Industry Advocacy Efforts Through No Plane No Gain Newsletter
Dec. 13, 2013
The weekly No Plane No Gain newsletter keeps the business aviation community up-to-date on the campaign and its efforts to promote general aviation. Launched in 2009, the No Plane No Gain campaign educates policymakers and opinion leaders on the importance of business aviation to the communities, companies and citizens across the United States. Over the years, the e-newsletter has highlighted several major initiatives undertaken by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association in the campaign. "This weekly newsletter has continually been an important resource for ensuring that people are aware of, and engaged in, the campaign's activities," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more about the No Plane No Gain newsletter.

Universal Weather and Aviation Has No Plane No Gain Message 'Pinned' Down
Dec. 9, 2013
The 1,700 employees of Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. will soon be sporting No Plane No Gain lapel pins to demonstrate their support of business aviation, and to help educate the many aviation and government officials around the world with whom they work about the industry's value. Universal, which has more than 40 offices in 19 countries, will distribute an additional 1,300 pins to aviation and government officials around the world via its ground support locations, international trip support offices and UVair fuel offices. Learn more.

At NATA Panel, Bolen Promotes Industry's Value, Highlights Sequestration-Era Challenges
November 15, 2013
At an Aviation Business Roundtable on Nov. 13, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen stressed the need for more federal support of general aviation, citing the recent citing the recent government shutdown's "unprecedented impact" on the industry. "We are trying to make sense of a fiscal situation where the FAA is looking at flat to declining budgets," Bolen said in calling on policymakers to collaborate with industry on solutions that will enable the U.S. aviation system to continue to modernize and contribute to U.S. economic growth. Bolen was part of the roundtable discussion with five other industry leaders hosted by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Tom Hendricks. Learn more about the Aviation Business Roundtable.

Top Ten CEOs Stand Up for Business Aviation in No Plane No Gain Initiative
Oct. 22, 2013
Ten highly respected CEOs from some of the country's most dynamic and widely known companies have unambiguously affirmed how business aviation works for their companies, in an advocacy program called "Top Ten," sponsored by the No Plane No Gain campaign. The CEOs' testimonials have been published in an easy-to-share booklet, also titled Top Ten, and are used to promote the No Plane No Gain message in print ads, online ads and other placements. Learn more about Top Ten.

As Campaign Nears Fifth Year, No Plane No Gain Prominent at NBAA2013
October 21, 2013
As attendees arrive at NBAA2013 this week, they’ll see the messages of the No Plane No Gain campaign displayed prominently throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center via enormous hanging banners, standing signs and video displays. The Convention signage is just one facet of the latest No Plane No Gain advertising and educational campaign, jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Read more about the No Plane No Gain presence at NBAA2013.

NBAA's Chicago Forum Provides Opportunity to Deliver No Plane No Gain Message
Sept. 13, 2013
In addition to offering opportunities for industry providers and consumers to meet, NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums also provide advocacy platforms to demonstrate the size, scope and diversity of business aviation to local leaders and members of the local community. Such was the case on Sept. 12, when NBAA's final Business Aviation Regional Forum of 2013 came to Waukegan National Airport (UGN) outside Chicago, IL. At the event, Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley and Waukegan Port District Chairman Jorge Torres were on hand to hear from Dick Doubrava, NBAA director of legislative affairs, and representatives with NBAA Member Companies about the industry’s concerns, and its importance to the Chicagoland area, and across the country.

No Plane No Gain Message to Be Focus at BASS
April 1, 2013
In addition to focusing on operational safety throughout the business aviation industry, Attendees of the 58th Annual Business Aviation Safety Seminar (BASS), to be held from April 10 to 11 in Montreal, Canada, will hear the message of No Plane, No Gain featured prominently. NBAA has co-sponsored BASS – formerly known as the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar – since 1998. Kevin Hiatt, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation, said his organization changed the event's name for 2013 in order to promote greater collaboration with NBAA and its business aviation members. "By opening our 2013 BASS with the 'No Plane, No Gain' video, it further solidifies both organizations' commitment to each other," Hiatt said. Learn more about BASS.

At Major Washington U.S. Chamber Forum, Bolen Emphasizes: ‘No Plane, No Gain’
April 1, 2013
An industry panel moderated by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen on “Future Trends in Aviation” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington on March 28 was also an opportunity to stress the importance of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities in the United States. The value of business aviation in a highly competitive global marketplace was on display during the chamber’s 12th Annual Aviation Summit, where NBAA was among the sponsoring organizations. The event featured a large banner, produced by NBAA, showcasing individuals from across business aviation who have been featured in the most recent ad campaign produced for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign. Read more about the chamber event.

Webinar Details Advocacy Resources for Highlighting Business Aviation’s Positive Impact
February 15, 2013
Last week, NBAA hosted a webinar that provided business aircraft operators with the facts and figures they need to advocate convincingly on the industry’s behalf. The webinar focused on a review of two recent reports that document the positive returns business aviation generates for government agencies, as well as companies. Both studies were conducted by NEXA Advisors, LLC and commissioned by the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which is jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Read more about the value of business aviation.

'No Plane No Gain' Message Figures Prominently at GAMA's Annual Media Event
February 14, 2013
The general aviation industry, including business aviation, is important not only in the United States, but throughout the world. "Advocating for government policies that strengthen GA is of paramount importance to this organization," GAMA's Pete Bunce told reporters at the group's annual media event, held Feb. 12 in Washington, D.C "We're very proud that we partner with NBAA on the No Plane No Gain campaign." Read more about Bunce's comments.

'No Plane No Gain' Message Central to Kansas Congressman's Advocacy for GA
February 1, 2013
Doing his part to correct misperceptions about general aviation, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-4-KS) used a recent "Dear Colleague" letter to put forward the facts about the industry's importance to citizens, companies and communities. The letter, which is the first in a series of missives the congressman intends to send to his fellow lawmakers each month, highlights messages at the core of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which is jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Read more about Pompeo's letter to lawmakers.

NBAA Member ‘Pays It Forward’ With Association Resources
January 24, 2013
Pat Lambrix, president and owner of Cleveland, OH-based Soluna Air Charter, took part Jan. 23 in a panel discussion on careers in aviation at The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies, and used the occasion to introduce students to NBAA. She shared issues of Business Aviation Insider, NBAA’s bimonthly magazine, as well as copies of NBAA’s No Plane No Gain pocket guide. Lambrix requested the publications from the Association after realizing that her participation in the panel discussion at OSU would reach many college students who already had at least some interest in aviation. “In the last 20 years, I’ve worked with several Part 91 and Part 135 operations, including fractional jet sales. Now that I own my own charter broker business, I can arrange my time better to help educate those considering a career in our industry,” she said. Read more about Lambrix.

Study Author’s Findings Counter Forbes Editorial Questioning Business Aviation Use
Januarty 14, 2013
Companies using a business airplane not only performed better during the Great Recession than companies without aircraft; they are doing better in the recovery, according to one prominent researcher. NEXA Advisors President Michael Dyment says his recent study shows companies with business airplanes “were quicker to hire back employees and grow their workforce... relative to non-users. Any notion that business aircraft are a bad investment cannot be substantiated,” Dyment said. He was responding to recent online Forbes article warning that General Motors should not begin using business aviation following its release from U.S. Treasury requirements. The NBAA Flight Plan podcast has the story. Read more about the value of business aviation.

Embraer Creating More Jobs in Florida
December 11, 2012
Business jet manufacturer Embraer S.A. recently announced plans to open a new engineering and technology facility in Melbourne, FL, which will nearly double the size of its workforce there by the end of 2016. The new 63,500-square-foot Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA will sit on 13 acres and house a state-of-the-art engineering unit. Employment specialties will include mechanical and electrical systems engineers, interior design engineers, structural engineers and certification engineers. Read more about Embraer’s new engineering and technology center.

Businesspeople Fly for PALS
November 31, 2012
A diverse group of businesspeople in the Northeast depend on airplanes to support their enterprises, but they also regularly use their aircraft to help cancer patients and others in need of medical help. The grateful passengers, who often would otherwise be unable to reach treatment, think of their business flight donors as very special "PALS." These business people volunteer for Patient AirLift Services (PALS), a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Farmingdale, NY. The organization coordinates mercy flights to far-away medical destinations, and volunteer pilots or aircraft owners pay the entire cost of each flight. Read more about PALS.

Two Greenville, SC Businessmen Take “No Plane, No Gain” to Heart
October 17, 2012
Two businessmen who won a local learn-to-fly contest in Greenville, SC in June say they were inspired by the national No Plane No Gain campaign sponsored jointly by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Chris Beckman, of Beckman Precision, won a complete private-pilot course from Airwolf Aviation at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). John Kamin, of Kamin Design Solutions, won an introductory flight lesson. The contest, which required a 150-word essay on how the winners would use an FAA pilot certificate for business or to build a career, was sponsored by Airwolf Aviation Services, Greenville Downtown Airport, Greenville Jet Center and Greenville Business Magazine. Read more about the contest winners.

'No Plane, No Gain' Message Shared with Florida Aviation Leaders
August 3, 2012
NBAA brought the message of the “No Plane, No Gain” advocacy campaign to the Sunshine State recently, informing attendees at a Florida aviation conference how they could make their voices heard in promoting the benefits of business aviation. Lisa Piccione, NBAA senior vice president, government affairs, spoke with attendees at the Florida Airports Council's 43rd Annual Conference and Exposition, held July 22 to 25 in Naples. “It is extremely important that NBAA partners with other aviation organizations across the country to amplify our voices and convey the importance of business aviation at the local, state and federal levels,” Piccione said. Read more about Piccione's message to conference attendees.

Two Lifesaving GA Organizations Are Recognized
June 27, 2012
Two U.S. charitable aviation organizations that use business aircraft to save lives and relieve human suffering were recognized this month, one in Florida and one in North Carolina. Angel Flight Southeast received the "2012 Healthcare for Heroes" award from the Greater Miami (FL) Chamber of Commerce for its work in disaster response and emergency support in the Caribbean. The second charitable organization to be recognized recently was Bahamas Habitat, a North Carolina-based volunteer group that conducts humanitarian relief operations in the Caribbean. Bahamas Habitat has been nominated for a 2012 Classy Award. The national Classy Awards are sponsored by Stay Classy Inc., a service provider for non-profit groups. Read more about the organizations and their relief efforts.

Airports Key to Aviation's Success Story, Bolen Tells Airport Leaders
March 20, 2012
Just as a business airplane is vital to a well-managed company, U.S. airports are essential to the aviation infrastructure needed to maintain America's economic leadership, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told an audience of airport leaders in Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers this week. Learn more.

JSSI Advocates for Business Aviation With Free No Plane No Gain Materials
February 17, 2012
Lou Seno, Chairman and CEO of Jet Support Services Inc., (JSSI®), recently ordered more than 150 copies of the NBAA Business Aviation Fact Book, and a just-issued NBAA pocket brochure on business flying, featuring No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign spokesperson Warren Buffet. When the advocacy documents arrived at the firm’s Chicago headquarters, Seno made sure each of JSSI’s 120 employees had their own hard copies. Seno has long advocated wider distribution of materials detailing the facts about business aviation. “It’s important that our people get behind the industry. They do, and they’re embracing it. They get it. They realize it’s about jobs and their livelihood is based on it.” Learn more.

Michigan Airport Open House to Feature No Plane, No Gain Advocacy Video
August 15, 2011
A pilot in Detroit, MI will use a No Gain, No Plane advocacy campaign video this month to help convince neighbors of Michigan's Oakland County International Airport (PTK) that business flying is an essential part of the local economy. "I don't want this airport to die," said Manuel (Manny) Garcia. The 62-year-old pilot will show the No Plane, No Gain advocacy campaign video Business Aviation Works at the airport's annual Open House and Airshow on August 28. Learn more.

NBAA Member Tells Women Business Owners, "No Plane No Gain"
July 3, 2011
When Rene Banglesdorf, co-founder and CEO of Charlie Bravo Aviation, was asked to speak to fellow women business owners about responding quickly to client needs and having a faster speed to market, she saw the perfect opportunity to talk about No Plane No Gain. "I told them that business aircraft can dramatically improve productivity and that more women-owned business should take advantage of this tool. I wasn't talking to the Fortune 500 companies in the room; I was talking to the small business owners," said Banglesdorf, who cited data from a 2009 Harris Interactive survey conducted for the No Plane No Gain campaign. Read more.

Congressional Newspaper Ad Reminds Policymakers: ‘No Plane, No Gain’
February 2, 2011
As a new Congressional session gets underway, with nearly 100 new lawmakers entering Congress as a result of November's mid-term elections, NBAA is again making sure that policymakers understand the importance of business aviation. NBAA has placed its first ad of the new Congress in Roll Call, Capitol Hill's oldest newspaper, and one closely read by Washington decision-makers. "We need to continue to ensure that policy leaders clearly recognize the importance of business aviation, and our campaign's advertising is designed to do just that." Learn more.

NBAA Advocates For Business Aviation With Company Travel Managers
February 1, 2011
Members trust NBAA to advocate on their behalf in Washington, DC, but the Association works beyond Capitol Hill to further business aviation, including by building partnerships within the travel industry. For example, NBAA's Mike Nichols, vice president, operations, education & economics, has fostered a key partnership with the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). "The NBTA travel managers don't have a lot of experience with business aviation, which is where NBAA can help." Learn more.

In 2011, All Industry Voices Essential to No Plane No Gain
January 10, 2011
Reporting on the achievements of the industry's No Plane No Gain campaign, NBAA's Mike Nichols, vice president, operations, education & economics, told aviation attorneys and insurers last week that their participation remains vital to educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. "We're committed to keeping the people of the industry involved, because they're the lifeblood of this campaign," said Nichols. Learn more.

St. Louis Company's Expansion Highlights Business Aviation Value
January 3, 2011
A business aviation services company in the St. Louis area recently broke ground for a new, larger hangar, additional shop area and additional ramp area – a sign that even in a turbulent economy, companies still look to business aviation to provide a competitive advantage. "Newly lean companies continue to discover that efficiency is their key measuring stick, and that's what business aviation is all about," said John Morgenthaler Jr., partner and president of Aero Charter, Inc., based at Spirit of St Louis airport. Learn more.

NC Governor Proclaims: 'No Plane, No Gain'
December 20, 2010
NBAA applauded North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue (D-NC) for proclaiming December 3 to 10, 2010, as "Aviation Appreciation Week." The proclamation declares: "Given the vastness of North Carolina, from our western mountains to our coastal beaches, to all points in between, our communities depend upon aviation for access to medical treatment civil defense, mobility, economic prosperity and natural disaster relief." View a copy of the North Carolina proclamation and a press release.

Podcast: In 2010, It Was Clear – No Plane, No Gain
December 13, 2010
As the business aviation community began an economic recovery this year, NBAA and the industry continued to make progress in correcting misperceptions about business aviation through the No Plane, No Gain advocacy campaign. In the first of three year-in-review podcasts, this edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast looks at the campaign accomplishments that have been made through industry advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. Subscribe to Flight Plan on iTunes and receive new editions automatically, or listen any time.

Bolen Details Progress of No Plane No Gain Campaign
December 8, 2010
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen hosted a free webinar for all Association Members to provide a report on the progress made by the far-reaching No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign since its launch in February 2009. "We've moved policymakers from being against our industry to not just being neutral but to being publicly supportive," said Bolen. Read more.

Bolen Tells Industry Summit in Wichita: 'No Plane, No Gain'
December 6, 2010
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen was joined by a panel of general aviation organization leaders last week at an "On Air" Summit of the Wichita Aero Club, where he spoke about the importance of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign in educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities. "We've got a really good story to tell," Bolen said. "The power of our community is in every congressional district, every media market and every community across the United States: real people, good people, doing great things with airplanes." Read more about the panel's discussion.

Georgia Governor Again Declares: No Plane, No Gain
November 8, 2010
At this year's NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue renewed his support for business aviation, again declaring an Aviation Appreciation Month in Georgia. "Business aviation is an 'extender,'" Perdue said at NBAA's Convention. "Time is money, but it's more than money…Aviation helps us use it more effectively." The governor made his remarks after accepting NBAA's 2010 American Spirit Award, given for his long-time support of aviation in Georgia. Learn more.

Ohio City Declares General Aviation Month
November 8, 2010
The city of Riverside, OH has joined 17 states and one county in officially recognizing the value of general aviation, declaring November 2010 "General Aviation Appreciation Month." In issuing the proclamation, Deputy Mayor Edward W. Schock said, "More people are using their own aircraft because they don't have a direct route to their destination." View a copy of the proclamation, signed by Riverside Mayor William Flaute.

No Plane No Gain News Archives

November 8, 2010
Video: Media Outlets Report "No Plane, No Gain"
October 25,2010
Study Says Business Aviation Gives Edge to Small, Mid-Size Companies
October 25, 2010
Bolen Tells CNBC 'No Plane, No Gain'
October 25, 2010
Buffett Promotes No Plane No Gain Message in Wall Street Journal Ad
October 21, 2010
New No Plane No Gain Advocacy Tools Available for Industry
October 20, 2010
Warren Buffett Congratulates Arnold Palmer for NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award
October 20, 2010
Bolen Tells CNBC Squawk Box: No Plane, No Gain
October 18, 2010
NBAA Lauds Minnesota for October 'General Aviation Month' Proclamation
October 11, 2010
No Plane No Gain Message Prominent at Convention
October 11, 2010
Bolen Addresses Citation Jet Pilots in Colorado
September 27, 2010
NBAA Product Promotes the Real Facts About Business Aviation
September 13, 2010
New Mexico Proclamation Is Latest to Salute Industry
September 6, 2010
New Jersey Governor Proclaims 'No Plane, No Gain'
September 6, 2010
NBAA Highlights Industry Value for National Business TV Program
August 30, 2010
Bolen Tells CNBC: 'No Plane, No Gain'
August 23, 2010
Bolen, Others Tell CNN: 'No Plane, No Gain'
August 16, 2010
American Icon Neil Armstrong Says: No Plane, No Gain
July 30, 2010
Props For Palmer Ads At EAA’s 2010 AirVenture
February 18, 2010
Podcast: No Plane No Gain Crosses One-Year Milestone
November 18, 2009
Palmer Ads Remind Policymakers: No Plane, No Gain
November 16, 2009
NBAA Leaders Bring No Plane No Gain Message to NATA Event
October 20, 2009
NBAA, GAMA Unveil No Plane No Gain 'E-Valuation' Toolkit
October 20, 2009
NBAA Media Breakfast Shows Momentum of No Plane No Gain
October 20, 2009
American Legend Arnold Palmer Lends Voice to No Plane No Gain Ads
October 19, 2009
New Harris Survey Makes Clear: No Plane No Gain
September 21, 2009
NBAA Tells Biased Media: No Plane No Gain
August 17, 2009
NBAA Tells FOX Business News: Planes = Gains
July 13, 2009
Fox News Tells Viewers: No Plane, No Gain
July 13, 2009
Bolen Delivers No Plane No Gain Message at Tarkio Fly-In
July 7, 2009
No Plane No Gain on Air: Video Compilation Now Available
June 29, 2009
No Plane No Gain: Dispatches From AK, MN Now on Facebook
June 22, 2009
No Plane No Gain on CNBC
June 15, 2009
Newspaper Editorial’s Headline: No Plane No Gain
May 18, 2009
NBAA Challenges One-Sided News Coverage of Aircraft Use
June 1, 2009
Bolen Keeping Industry Informed on No Plane No Gain Progress
May 18, 2009
At Senate Hearing, Bolen Reminds Lawmakers: Planes = Gains
May 13, 2009
GAMA's Pete Bunce Provides No Plane No Gain Campaign Update (480 KB, MP3)
April 27, 2009
No Plane No Gain Expands Online Presence
April 20, 2009
NBAA, GAMA Take No Plane No Gain Message to NPR
April 6, 2009
Bolen Takes No Plane No Gain Message to Washington Aviation Forums
March 30, 2009
Bolen Provides No Plane No Gain Update for State Aviation Officials
March 30, 2009
No Plane No Gain TV Ad Showing at FBOs Nationwide
March 23, 2009
No Plane No Gain Interview Delivers Message to 150 Markets
March 16, 2009
Message From Wall Street and Main Street: Business Aviation Essential in America
March 16, 2009
No Plane No Gain Augments National TV With Local Appearances
March 16, 2009
Industry Helping Spread the No Plane No Gain Message
March 9, 2009
NBAA Applauds Senator's Statement Supporting Business Aviation
March 9, 2009
No Plane No Gain on Air, in Print
March 9, 2009
No Plane No Gain in the Blogosphere
March 9, 2009
Search Terms Take Google Users to No Plane No Gain Web Site
March 2, 2009
NBAA Reminds White House: Business Aviation Is Essential to America
March 2, 2009
No Plane No Gain on Air: Campaign Ads Launched on TV
March 2, 2009
NBAA Launches No Plane No Gain Report
March 2, 2009
Show Your Support for No Plane No Gain: Sport the Logo
February 23, 2009
NBAA and GAMA Launch Multimedia Advocacy Campaign: No Plane No Gain
February 23, 2009
NBAA on the Air: Bolen Underscores the Value of Business Aviation on TV, Before Congress

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