The Government Shutdown and Business Aviation

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Government Shutdown

On October 1, 2013, a government-wide shutdown went into effect, leading to work furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal employees, and impacting services provided by nearly all government agencies. While the shutdown has not impacted basic aviation safety services, it has had a particularly intense impact on many aspects of business aviation, because it is an industry that is more regulated than other industries. As the shutdown unfolds, its effects are rippling across an essential American industry, which benefits citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. This content details what is known about the shutdown’s impact on business aviation, what actions NBAA is taking to bring the situation to the attention of Washington policymakers, and what steps NBAA Members and others in the business aviation community can take to support NBAA’s efforts in this regard.

Additional Shutdown Resources

Nov. 18, 2013
Report: Government Shutdown Costly for Business Aviation
Oct. 14, 2013
Government Shutdown Spurs Grassroots Business Aviation Advocacy Response
Oct. 14, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Groups Respond to Shutdown
Oct. 11, 2013
NBAA Emphasizing Shutdown's Toll on Business Aviation With National, Local Media Outlets
Oct. 10, 2013
Video: NBAA's Bolen Calls for Restoration of FAA Funding at Capitol Hill Rally
Oct. 10, 2013
NBAA, Other Aviation Groups Rally Congress for Restoration of FAA Funding
Oct. 10, 2013
NBAA Lauds Senate Letter Calling for Reopening of FAA Registry
Oct. 7, 2013
NBAA: FAA Registry Shutdown Threatens Lifeblood of GA
Oct. 7, 2013
Federal Government Shutdown Impacting Business Aviation Training
Oct. 6, 2013
NBAA Member Discusses Government Shutdown’s Effect on Aircraft Sales
Oct. 4, 2013
NBAA Letter to President, Congress: Government Shutdown Means Vital Industry Shutdown
Oct. 4, 2013
Aviation Coalition Letter the FAA About the Impact of the Federal Government Shutdown on Business Aviation Training
Oct. 2, 2013
NBAA Press Release: Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Wise Decision-Making on Aviation Spending
Sept. 30, 2013
Government Shutdown Expected to Have Limited Immediate Impact on Essential Aviation Safety Services
Sept. 27, 2013
DOT Report: "Operations During a Lapse in Annual Appropriations, Plans by Operating Administration" (PDF)

For more information, or to report the impact of the government shutdown on your company, contact NBAA's Operation Services Group at