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NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen Appears on Fox Business

February 17, 2009

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared on the Fox Business program "Countdown to the Closing Bell" with Cessna Aircraft Company CEO Jack Pelton. The two talked about the true value of business aviation - the jobs involved (manufacturing, flight support, etc), the service to communities across the country, the benefit of the aircraft to a company as a productivity and efficiency tool.

“We’ve had meetings with [Congressional lawmakers] and the point we were trying to make, that is if you're trying to reach communities with little or no airline service or hit multiple sites in a single day, or bring products to the market that you can't put in an overhead bin, or discuss proprietary information en route, business aviation is not only a good way to go, it's essentially the only way to go,” Bolen said on the show. “And we want to make sure that the opinion leaders and the policy makers, understand that business aviation is important to the United States, both at the manufacturing and service jobs, but also, in helping small and midsized communities to access the air transportation system.”