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Governor Ricketts Declares May ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Nebraska

Publication Date: 2016-05-10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2016

Contact: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202)-223-9523

Governor Ricketts Declares May ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Nebraska

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Pete Ricketts for declaring May 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”. In Nebraska, general aviation has an economic output of $1.2 billion annually and supports 7,900 jobs.

“General aviation is a vital resource for Nebraska’s businesses, farms, and communities,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “Agricultural aviation supports Nebraska’s farmers and general aviation connects Nebraska’s communities, and helps businesses of


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

Publication Date: 2016-05-03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2016

Contact: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

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

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


New York Governor Cuomo Declares May ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication Date: 2016-05-03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 03, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202)-223-9523

New York Governor Cuomo Declares May ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for declaring may 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month’. In New York, general aviation has an economic impact of over $7 billion.

“General aviation is a vital resource and an engine for economic growth for communities and businesses across New York,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation helps businesses of all sizes in New York transport equipment and employees, reach


California Legislature Declares April ‘Aviation Awareness Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

California Legislature Declares April ‘Aviation Awareness Month’

 

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded the California Legislature for declaring April 2016 “Aviation Awareness Month.” In California, general aviation contributes over $30.2 billion to the state’s total economic output.

“We thank the California Legislature for issuing this proclamation and helping to raise awareness about general aviation’s vital contribution to California. We thank, in particular, Senator Jean Fuller and Assembly Member Jim Patterson, co-chairs of the Aviation Caucus,


The Alliance Applauds the Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 19, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

The Alliance Applauds the Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded the passage in the Senate of H.R. 636, which would reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through September of 2017.  The bill was introduced on March 9, and reported out by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on March 16th.  It passed the Senate by a vote of 95 to 3.

In response, the Alliance released the following statement:

“We applaud the


Missouri Governor Nixon Declares April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

The Alliance for Aviation Across American Commends Missouri Governor Nixon for Declaring April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Jay Nixon for declaring April 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation airports support an economic impact of over $857 million.

“General aviation is a vital resource and an economic driver for businesses and communities across Missouri, particularly rural communities,” stated Selena Shilad, Executive Director of Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation keeps Missouri


The Alliance for Aviation Across America Commends Florida Governor Scott for Declaring April ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

The Alliance for Aviation Across America Commends Florida Governor Scott for Declaring April ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Rick Scott for declaring April 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” Florida’s general aviation airports contribute more than $7.7 billion to the state’s economy annually.

“We thank Governor Scott for issuing this proclamation, and helping to raise awareness about the valuable contribution of general aviation to Florida” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of Alliance for Aviation Across America.


The Alliance Applauds Passage of Short-Term FAA Funding Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2016

Contact: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

The Alliance Applauds Passage of Short-Term FAA Funding Bill

Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded passage of H.R. 4741 by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate last Thursday, March 17th.  The bill extends funding for the Federal Aviation Administration through July 15, 2016.  This also followed the mark-up and approval by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation this past week of a bill, S. 2658, to reauthorize the FAA through September of 2017.

In response, the


Tennessee Governor Haslam Declares March ‘General Aviation Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 17, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

The Alliance for Aviation Across America Commends Tennessee Governor Haslam for Declaring March ‘General Aviation Month’

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Governor Haslam for proclaiming March “General Aviation Month.”

According to the Governor’s proclamation:

“The state of Tennessee has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators…Many communities in Tennessee depend heavily on general aviation


The Alliance for Aviation Across American Commends Rhode Island Governor Raimondo for Declaring March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2016

Contacts: Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

The Alliance for Aviation Across American Commends Rhode Island Governor Raimondo for Declaring March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Governor Raimondo for proclaiming March “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Rhode Island, general aviation airports contribute approximately $214 million

According to the Governor’s proclamation:

“General aviation plays a vital role in the state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, rescue operations such as air ambulance transports by fixed wing and rotor craft, in addition to police, warden,


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