July 17, 2014

Since its launch in 2009, the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign has continually emphasized the valuable social, economic and humanitarian contributions of business aviation. While the campaign focuses primarily on the industry’s impact throughout the United States, those messages actually are international in scope.

NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association – the campaign’s co-sponsors – have made it a point, at events in Europe and Asia, to point out that the benefits of business aviation that accrue to citizens, companies and communities in the United States also apply in other parts of the world.

Leaders in the industry are following this approach; most recently, organizers of an upcoming symposium focused on the development of a robust GA infrastructure in China, recently ordered 25 copies of the campaign’s Top Ten booklet, as well as several dozen of the popular No Plane No Gain lapel pins, to highlight campaign themes to visiting dignitaries and other participants.

The Top Ten publication features 10 highly respected CEOs from some of the country’s most widely known companies, affirming how business aviation works for their businesses. View the Top Ten booklet.

Scheduled to take place in August, and sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, the two-day symposium will include nearly two dozen students participating in classes as part of the U.S. China Aviation Cooperation Program, a partnership between the U.S. government and industry partners to promote aviation industry-wide cooperation between the two countries.

“Incorporating these materials seemed like a natural extension of our effort to promote the development of China’s aviation infrastructure by incorporating some of the experiences seen in our own country,” explained Gwen Schallow, adjunct professor in aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. “It’s also natural that we would wish to highlight organizations supporting GA and business aviation, in the hopes that participants will later reach out to those groups themselves to learn more about their efforts.”

Other scheduled session participants include high-level officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and directors general from the Chinese transportation ministry, flight inspection center and traffic engineering programs, as well as representatives from that nation’s airlines.

NBAA promotes the advancement of the business aviation community through the association’s annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE); the next edition of the show will be held April 14 to 16, 2015 in Shanghai, China. Learn more about ABACE.