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NBAA Welcomes Increasing Ranks Among House, Senate GA Caucus Members

Contact: Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org
Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, January 28, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded the continuing momentum enjoyed by Congressional House and Senate General Aviation (GA) Caucuses, as demonstrated by recent developments among both groups. In recent months, lawmakers have formed the caucuses in support of all general aviation, including business aviation.

The Senate GA Caucus formally launched today in a Capitol Hill meeting attended by representatives from NBAA and other general aviation groups and hosted by Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE), who serve as the caucus chairs. On the other side of Capitol Hill, the House GA Caucus, formed in April 2009 and chaired by Reps. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-3-MI) and Allen Boyd (D-2-FL), added its 100th member this week.

“The continued growth of these caucuses underscores the recognition by Congress that general aviation creates jobs, provides a transportation lifeline to communities across the country, helps businesses succeed and supports people and communities in times of crisis,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are delighted to work with House and Senate Caucus Members to highlight the essential role that general aviation, including business aviation, plays in every state and Congressional District.”

Current rosters for the House and Senate GA Caucuses can be found by visiting NBAA’s web site at www.nbaa.org/advocacy/ga-caucus.

The formation of both caucuses comes as NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association continue to advocate for the business aviation community through the No Plane No Gain initiative, which underscores the essential role of business aviation in America today. For more information, visit www.noplanenogain.org.  

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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