A recent study commissioned by seven general aviation groups, including NBAA, again proved the industry’s importance to the nation’s economy and transportation system. Conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the study found that general aviation supports 1.2 million jobs and more than $246 billion in total economic output. “The industry is everywhere,” noted John Lieber, principal, National Economics and Statistics Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
John Lieber, principal, National Economics and Statistics Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Jens Hennig, vice president of operations, for General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.