2010 Press Releases

Bookmark and Share

New No Plane No Gain Advocacy Tools Available for Industry

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced new print and video advocacy tools to help those in the business aviation community explain the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country.

The resources have been produced in conjunction with the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which is focused on educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the industry’s many benefits. 

“We want to keep the No Plane No Gain campaign’s message relevant and fresh, and as part of that effort, we continue to develop resources to help people in the industry put forward the true face of business aviation with facts, well-grounded data and illustrative profiles to highlight its many benefits,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. 

Bolen first pointed to a new study showing that small and mid-sized companies using business aviation achieved greater success in important measures of performance than comparable companies that do not use business aircraft. The study, conducted by NEXA Advisors, LLC, demonstrates that the enterprise value business aviation confers on Standard & Poor’s 500 index companies also applies to S&P 600 small-cap companies. The study can be viewed in PDF format by visiting www.nbaa.org/nexa-2010.

Bolen referenced a second new advocacy resource, NBAA’s newly updated Business Aviation Fact Book, a comprehensive profile of the industry that provides real-world information and data about the industry from respected sources, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Commerce, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and surveys of companies in the industry. The 2010 Business Aviation Fact Book can be viewed by visiting www.nbaa.org/factbook.

Additionally, Bolen noted, four new advocacy videos detail the rich history of business aviation, its role in supporting the nation’s economy and transportation systems today, and its essential role in promoting job creation, helping companies succeed, providing transport to towns with little or no airline service, and supporting flights to help people and communities in times of crisis. The four new videos, available in DVD and online formats, include:

  • Business Aviation: The Story of NBAA and the Industry, a video that chronicles the history of the business aviation community and details NBAA’s work to support companies using business aircraft.
  • Business Aviation Works, a presentation that shows how business aircraft benefit companies of all sizes, and help them achieve their business objectives.
  • No Plane No Gain: An Industry Makes Its Voice Heard, a video detailing the progress of the industry’s advocacy campaign, and explaining the actions individuals can take to contribute to the success of the program.
  • Business Aviation’s Airlift to Haiti, a documentary of the industry’s work to support disaster-relief missions coordinated by people across the business aviation community to help victims of the earthquake that struck the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010.

For more information about the videos or to request DVD copies, send an e-mail to publications@nbaa.org

The new advocacy resources were introduced during NBAA’s 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention, being held from October 19 to 21 in Atlanta, GA. Learn more at the NBAA2010 Online News Bureau.

The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which is jointly sponsored by NBAA and GAMA, focuses on educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the essential nature of business aviation in America today. To learn more, visit www.noplanenogain.org.

# # #

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

Members of the media may receive NBAA Press Releases immediately via e-mail. To subscribe to the NBAA Press Release e-mail list, submit the online form at www.nbaa.org/news/pr/subscribe.