The National Business Aviation Association makes available resources that give reporters the facts to help inform news coverage of the industry and put news-making events in the proper context. The “backgrounders” below can also serve as effective reference documents for helping Association Members explain and simplify often complex information about business aviation and the diverse composite of companies included in the industry.
Studies Commissioned by NBAA
- Maintaining Shareholder Value Through Turbulent Times: The S&P 500 During the Great Recession 2007-2012
- This study, conducted by NEXA Advisors, determined that companies and other entities of all sizes that utilize business aviation consistently outperform organizations that don’t – even in tough economic times.
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- Government Use of Aircraft: A Taxpayer Value Perspective
- This study, conducted by NEXA Advisors, shows that local, state and federal government use of business aircraft increases agency or departmental efficiency and provides significant taxpayer value. The 2012 study finds that “government use of aircraft provides taxpayer value by providing public safety and security, supporting more efficient, effective government, protecting public health and welfare, facilitating economic growth, improving tax dollar efficiency, promoting good government relations, and improving compliance.”
- Business Aviation: An Enterprise Value Perspective – Small and Medium Size Enterprises
- This study, conducted by NEXA Advisors, examined whether the use of business aircraft provided benefits to small and medium businesses, measured in terms of shareholder and enterprise value. NEXA Advisors applied the same methodologies in its first volume “Business Aviation: An Enterprise Value Perspective,” published in 2009. With this study, NEXA has extended its sample size to examine small and medium enterprises that used business aviation to better compete and grow their businesses. The analysis showed that small and medium companies in America that used business aviation consistently outperformed nonusers.
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- The Real World of Business Aviation: A Survey of Companies Using General Aviation Aircraft
- This survey, conducted in 2009 for GAMA and NBAA by Harris Interactive, concludes that typical company in the business aviation community is a small or mid-sized business flying a single aircraft that is used by a broad mix of employees to make business trips utilizing community airports, often with little or no airline service.
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