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Webster County Citizen
National Aviation Organizations Commend Missouri Governor for declaring April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
Apr 14, 2014
Governor Nixon’s proclamation highlights the importance of business aviation in the state of Missouri. Business aviation helps companies and grows local economies throughout the state, and it provides valuable services that would otherwise not be available.

Maine Sun Journal
Maine's aviation businesses, both large and small, are taking off as demand for services grows
Apr 13, 2014
Black Bear Aviation is a fine example of how business aviation plays a vital and growing role in business across the country. Maine’s aviation maintenance industry supports 1,052 jobs and has an economic impact of $124.7 million- an upward trend from reports 5 years earlier. 

New York Times
Business Aviation Isn’t a ‘Taker’
Apr 07, 2014
NBAA’s Ed Bolen sets the record straight about business aviation in a letter to the editor in the New York Times.  Business aviation is an important investment for companies of all sizes and, like other business tools, increases productivity—points that were unfortunately missed in a recent column.

The News-Star
Letter: General aviation is blessing
Apr 03, 2014
In addition to its value as an economic driver, business aviation plays a critical role in non-profit and humanitarian efforts across the country, providing essential, sometimes lifesaving services to people in need. In this op-ed, Philip Thomas of Monroe, Louisiana discusses the use of his small aircraft in both his non-profit organization, Pilots for Patients, and his business, Precision Paper & Board.

USA Today
Aerospace Manufacturing Takes Off in South
Apr 02, 2014
America leads the world in the field of business airplane manufacture, which accounts for over a million jobs - a fact recognized by officials in Georgia, who recently agreed to provide nearly $30 million in incentives including job training to encourage Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to expand its operations in Savannah.

Business Aviation:
Jobs, Productivity and Keeping America Connected

Millions of Highly-Skilled Jobs (more)
According to numerous studies, business aviation supports 1.2 million stable, high-wage jobs.

Lifeline for America's Small and Medium-Sized Cities and Towns (more)
There are more than 5,000 public use airports in the U.S. and approximately 500 have commercial airline service.  Business aviation is a lifeline for thousands of communities.

Productivity Gains for American Businesses (more)
The vast majority of companies who rely on business aviation are small and medium size companies.  See profiles on how companies are using business aviation to compete and succeed in a very demanding marketplace. And companies that use aviation outperform those which do not.

A Life Saver for People in Need (more)
Through volunteer organizations like Angel Flight and the Air Care Alliance, companies and pilots regularly contribute life-saving services to our communities.


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New Study: On an International Scale, Business Aviation Creates Value 

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed a new study showing that companies based around the world are increasingly turning to business aviation for the same reasons as American companies, and are reaping the similar productivity and competitive benefits. The study, titled "Business Aviation and the World’s Top Performing Companies" is the fifth in the Business Aviation Users study series to be completed by NEXA Advisors, LLC. Earlier studies in the series focused on business aviation use by large companies, small and mid-size organizations, government organizations and companies enduring the challenges of the Great Recession.

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