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Voices: Privatizing Air Traffic Control Would Hurt Small Businesses

Publication: DAILY WORLD
Publication Date: 2016-05-22
Publication Author: PATRICK NEWCOMB

In the oil and gas industry, you need to be able to get places fast — to deliver parts, serve customers, and handle any crises. Our company, Justiss Oil, is a family-operated oil and gas drilling and exploration company based in Jena that has been working across the southern U.S. for almost 70 years. Our success in the industry comes from our ability to operate efficiently using our aircraft. We need the flexibility to transport our management to meetings on short notice, maintain their productivity levels, and keep our rigs operational with minimal down time. To compete against multibillion-dollar corporations


Greater Heights

Publication: ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
Publication Date: 2016-05-20
Publication Author: STACEY MORRIS

As a civil engineer for over 43 years, I have spent a lot of time at airports. And I’m not talking about waiting on a plane or at a gate.

Not only does my company, ETI Corporation, work to maintain and improve aviation infrastructure in Arkansas and western Tennessee, but I am also an instrument-rated private pilot. Through this experience, I’ve seen how critical local airports are to supporting local businesses and rural towns in Arkansas.

When you’re working on an engineering project, you need to be able to see the problems and readily and quickly provide the best solution


Governor Charlie Baker Declares May “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Publication: WWLP
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
Publication Author: KRISTEN LINNARTZ

WASHINGTON, DC (WWLP) – The Alliance for Aviation Across America thanked Governor Charlie Baker for declaring May 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month” on Monday.

Massachusetts’ general aviation airports contribute over $516 million to the state’s economy.

The Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) worked to support the signing of this proclamation. The proclamation coincides with MAMA’s On the Hill Day on Tuesday to showcase the value of aviation in Massachusetts.

“We thank Governor Charlie Baker for this proclamation declaring May ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’ and recognizing the significance of general aviation and local airports in Massachusetts,” said Executive Director of the Alliance for


General Aviation Helps Mississippi’s Farms Thrive

Publication: THE CLARION-LEDGER
Publication Date: 2016-05-14
Publication Author: JOEY DANIELS

Here in the Delta, the great Mississippi and Yazoo rivers come together to make some of the most fertile soil in the world. With populations increasing faster than ever, farmers are under pressure to produce more yield per acre of crops. High input costs and time-sensitive application management requires crop treatment be done on a strict schedule. That’s why Mississippi farms rely on general aviation and agricultural application businesses like mine.

My business, Daniels Aviation Inc., performs mostly row crop and some forestry applications throughout the Mississippi Delta. With farms increasing in size, it is important to treat them in


General Aviation Appreciation Month

Publication: MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL
Publication Date: 2016-05-13

McAlester Mayor John Browne, left, is joined by McAlester Regional Airport Manager Butch Mellor as Browne proclaims May as General Aviation Appreciation Month in McAlester. In the proclamation, Browne notes that general aviation and McAlester Regional Airport have an “immense” economic impact on the city of McAlester, and general aviation in Oklahoma has an annual economic output of more than $2.5 million.

http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/local_news/general-aviation-appreciation-month/article_218d9013-9384-5eaf-9044-d90a09645622.html ​


Mayor Wood Commended for Declaring May ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication: OSIDENEWS
Publication Date: 2016-05-11

Oceanside CA— On Tuesday, The Alliance for Aviation Across America commended Mayor Jim Wood of Oceanside, California for proclaiming May  “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In California, general aviation contributes over $30.2 billion to the state’s total economic impact.

“Mayor Wood’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to Oceanside and the State of California,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We sincerely thank the Mayor and the City of Oceanside for recognizing this vital industry.”

About The Alliance for Aviation Across America

Formed in 2007, the Alliance for


Senate Passes Good Aviation Bill

Publication: GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT
Publication Date: 2016-05-09
Publication Author: ALAN CORR, NEBRASKA AVIATION TRADES ASSOCIATION OPERATION SAFE ANALYST MINDEN

 

Your recent editorial (FAA programs too important to hold up bill, April 26) made some important points about the Senate’s passage of H.R.636, to renew funding and programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

This legislation, which was strongly supported by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, ensures ongoing funding for the FAA and our air transportation system, including programs such as the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Essential Air Service (EAS), both of which are critical to small towns and rural areas.

The bill also recognizes the important role of general aviation in serving


Aviation Bill Will Benefit SD

Publication: RAPID CITY JOURNAL
Publication Date: 2016-05-09

On behalf of the cities of Edgemont, Mitchell, Watertown, Sioux Falls, Brookings, Huron, Wall, and Sturgis, we echo the sentiment in the recent column by Senator John Thune, “Aviation bill reaches new heights,” regarding the importance of the recent passage of a bill that ensures ongoing funding for our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation-system modernization.

It’s hard to get much done in Washington these days, but thanks to the leadership of Senator John Thune and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and other members of the Senate Commerce Committee, after weeks of negotiations and debates, a bill was reported out of


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Declares April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication: CENTRALJERSEY.COM
Publication Date: 2016-05-06

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Chris Christie for declaring April 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”  New Jersey’s general aviation airports contribute more than $1.7 billion to the state’s economy.  The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition, the New Jersey Aviation Association, and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce all helped to support passage of the proclamation.  The New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly resolutions passed similar proclamations in June 2015.

“We applaud Governor Chris Christie for declaring April General Aviation Appreciation Month and raising awareness about the critical importance of general aviation and local airports across New Jersey


National Group Praises Mayor’s Focus on Aviation

Publication: AVIATION PROS
Publication Date: 2016-05-06

The city and its Airport Commission have been working on plans to improve and promote the Oneonta Municipal Airport, and recent words from the mayor on the subject have gleaned attention from a national organization.

On April 25, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig signed a proclamation declaring May as “General Aviation Appreciation Month,” a measure that was commended Monday by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Oneonta officials are developing the airport with aims to improve the economy and are preparing to celebrate the airport’s 50th anniversary later this year. Herzig said in the proclamation that general aviation is a vital


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