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Governor Matthew Bevin Declares July “General Aviation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2016

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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


Governor Hickenlooper Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 14, 2016

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

Governor Hickenlooper Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor John Hickenlooper for declaring June 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Colorado’s general aviation airports contribute $2.4 billion to the state’s economy.

“Because of Colorado’s geography, general aviation is a critical lifeline linking the state’s communities and businesses,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation and community airports support the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to


Governor Otter Declares June ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016

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

 

Governor Otter Declares June ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Idaho

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Butch Otter for declaring June 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”. In Idaho, general aviation contributes over $1.1 billion to the state’s total economic activity.

“General aviation is an important lifeline for Idaho’s communities, businesses, and agriculture,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation at local airports ensures that all Idahoans have access to important healthcare and emergency


Governor Markell Declares June ‘Delaware General Aviation Month’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016

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

 

Governor Markell Declares June ‘Delaware General Aviation Month’

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Jack Markell for declaring June 2016 “Delaware General Aviation Month”. General aviation airports in Delaware support over $171.3 million of economic activity annually.

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


Governor Daugaard Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016

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

 

The Alliance for Aviation Across America Commends Governor Daugaard for Declaring June “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Governor Dennis Daugaard for declaring June 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”. In South Dakota, aviation supports nearly $791 million in business sales and over 7,000 jobs.

“General aviation and South Dakota’s local airports are important ties connecting its far-reaching communities and providing critical services,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation is


Governor Inslee Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016

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

 

Governor Inslee Declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month” in Washington

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Jay Inslee for declaring June 2016 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”. In Washington, public use airports support $50.9 billion in total economic activity.

“General aviation is a key tool for businesses, industry, and communities across Washington,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “Washington’s local airports and seaplane bases not only support that state’s economy, but critical health and emergencies


Governor Rauner declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016

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

 

Governor Rauner declares June “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today thanked Governor Bruce Rauner for declaring June “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Illinois, general aviation contributes over $9 billion to the state’s total economic output and support 42,400 jobs in the state.

“General aviation is an important lifeline that supports business, communities, flight training, and critical services across Illinois and the country,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank Governor Rauner


What Communities and Organizations Around the Country Are Saying About Air Traffic Control Privatization

Publication Date: 2016-05-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016

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

What Communities and Organizations Around the Country Are Saying About Air Traffic Control Privatization

Recently, the big, commercial airlines have been increasingly pushing Congress to privatize our air traffic control system and turn governance of this important public infrastructure over to a self-interested, industry board.  However, the chorus of officials, communities, organizations and even Members of Congress around the country has been growing against this risky proposal.

Here are what groups and officials around the country are saying:

“The public would not be well served


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State-by-State Economic Impact

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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