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Mayor Steve Williams of Huntington, WV Joins Alliance Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2016

Contact: Bryan Chambers (City of Huntington): (304) 696-5540 Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

Mayor Steve Williams of Huntington, WV Joins Alliance Board of Directors

Washington, DC—The Alliance for Aviation Across America today announced that Mayor Steve Williams of Huntington, WV will join its board of directors.

Mayor Williams was elected as Huntington’s 47th mayor on Nov. 6, 2012. Throughout his tenure, Mayor Williams has been a strong proponent of aviation and the Huntington Tri-State Airport, as well as a leader on economic development, drug and crime prevention and environmental issues, among many


Governor Tomblin Declares October “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2016

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

Governor Tomblin Declares October “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Earl Ray Tomblin for declaring October 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In West Virginia, general aviation contributes over $1 billion to the state’s total economic output annually.

“General aviation supports businesses of all sizes in West Virginia, helping businesses and farms to transport supplies and products, reach new customers, and connect communities with critical services,” explained Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance


Governor Walker Declares September “Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2016

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

Governor Walker Declares September “Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Bill Walker for declaring September 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month”. In Alaska, general aviation contributes over $1.1 billion to the state’s total economic output.

“General aviation in Alaska plays a unique and critical role in daily life and is often a primary mode of transportation for the state’s remote communities,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “Many Alaskans rely entirely on general


Governor Malloy Declares September “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2016

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

Governor Malloy Declares September “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Dannel P. Malloy for declaring September 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”. General aviation in Connecticut contributes over $7.4 billion to the state’s total economic output.

“General aviation and local airports play a critical role supporting Connecticut’s communities and businesses,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation, particularly aviation manufacturing, drives economic growth. We thank the Governor for issuing the


Governor Hogan Declares September “General Aviation and Community Airport Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2016

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

Governor Hogan Declares September “General Aviation and Community Airport Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Larry Hogan Jr. for declaring September 2016 “General Aviation and Community Airport Month”. In Maryland, general aviation airports support more than $704 million in business-generated revenues and 6,317 jobs across the state.

“General aviation is an important tool helping Maryland’s businesses, farms, and communities grow and develop,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation at local airports


Governor Paul LePage Recognizes General Aviation as a Vital Resource for Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 27, 2016

Contact

Devin Osting (AAAA):

(202) 223-9523

Governor Paul LePage Recognizes General Aviation as a Vital Resource for Maine

Washington, DC — The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Paul LePage for issuing a letter recognizing the vital role of general aviation in connecting communities and supporting jobs throughout the state. In Maine, general aviation airports support an economic impact of over $103 million annually and support over 1,500 jobs.

“General aviation supports fishing, manufacturing, and the operations of businesses of all sizes throughout Maine,” explained Selena Shilad, Executive Director


Governor Brownback Declares September “Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2016

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

Dan Hubbard (NBAA): (202) 783-9360

Rebecca Mulholland (NATA): (703) 845-9000

 

Governor Brownback Declares September “Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Sam Brownback for declaring September 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Kansas, general aviation and community airports contribute over $13.5 billion annually to the state’s economy.

“Kansas has a rich aviation history and remains a hub for general aviation activity,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for


Governor Matthew Bevin Declares July “General Aviation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2016

Contact

Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523

Governor Matthew Bevin Declares July “General Aviation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Matthew Bevin for declaring July 2016 “General Aviation Month.” In Kentucky, general aviation contributes over $1.6 billion to the state’s total economy.

“Many businesses and communities in Kentucky rely on general aviation to support economic growth,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation supports agriculture, emergency services, law enforcement, and firefighting. We thank Governor Bevin for the proclamation and for


The Alliance Applauds Agreement to Extend FAA Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2016

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

The Alliance Applauds Agreement to Extend FAA Funding

Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for reaching agreement on an FAA funding extension, which is expected to be passed this week. The bill extends funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through September 2017. In response, the Alliance released the following statement:

“We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for agreeing on an extension that secures funding


Governor Mead Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016

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

 

Governor Mead Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Wyoming

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Matthew Mead for declaring June 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wyoming, general aviation airports contribute over $73 million in economic impact annually.

“General aviation is a key tool for supporting businesses, agriculture and communities across Wyoming,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation in Wyoming supports critical health and emergencies services, disaster relief, law enforcement, and


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The Alliance for Aviation Across America, together with the League of Rural Voters, Air Care Alliance, National Agricultural Aviation Association, Small Business Entrepreneurship Council and National Association of State Aviation Officials, recently launched a wide-scale economic impact survey to outline the benefit of general aviation on businesses, local economies and communities around the nation.

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