Updated Business Leaders on Business Aviation Booklet Includes More CEOs Who Value Business Aviation

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Mary Lynn J. Rynkiewicz, GAMA (202) 393-1500, marylynn@GAMA.aero

Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 17, 2015 – An updated edition of the  Business Leaders on Business Aviation booklet, which offers testimonials from more than two dozen high-profile CEOs who explain how business aviation makes their companies and organizations more successful, was unveiled today at the No Plane No Gain Media Kick-Off Breakfast at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which runs thought Nov, 19 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Business Leaders on Business Aviation publication debuted at NBAA’s 2014 convention, and was designed around the successful No Plane No Gain Top Ten booklet, which was published in 2013. The goal of this year’s version of Business Leaders on Business Aviation is to communicate how important business aviation has become to some of some of the country’s most dynamic and widely known chief executives. As before, these published CEO testimonials will be used in print ads, online ads and other placements to help promote the No Plane No Gain message. 

“Numerous studies have shown conclusively that business aviation separates leading companies from the rest of the field by helping them be more competitive and responsive to the needs of their customers and employees,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Once again, the testimonials of these successful CEOs demonstrate that fact and underscore the value a business aircraft has to any well-run organization.”

The updated booklet opens with a testimonial from one of business aviation’s leading supporters: veteran pilot, golf legend and businessman Arnold Palmer, who has been a longtime spokesman for the No Plane No Gain campaign. The other CEOs featured in this year’s booklet are:s

The leaders featured in the 2015 Business Leaders on Business Aviation booklet represent sectors as diverse as telecommunications, finance, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, labor and government. Each of them provides key reasons to use business aviation, including the ability to:

For example, Bob Pittman, CEO of iHeartMedia, said that for his company, “business aviation optimizes iHeartMedia employees’ ability to meet in person, so that when important decisions are made, everyone’s on the same wavelength. Business aviation allows people to discuss sensitive information while in flight, without fear of corporate espionage.”

Jeffrey M. Ettinger, chairman, president and CEO of Hormel Foods Corporation, said, “Our aviation team members are an integral, trusted part of our overall Hormel Foods team. They enhance our ability to service our plants and respond to our customers. With our headquarters located in rural Minnesota, we find business aviation to be particularly valuable – the time savings and efficiency gains are significant.”

No Plane No Gain is jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association to help policymakers and opinion leaders understand the value of business aviation.

Visit the newly redesigned website at www.noplanenogain.org.

Download the updated Business Leaders on Business Aviation publication.

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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 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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