Washington, DC, July 28, 2009 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the passage of a resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that recognizes the value of general aviation to the nation’s economic and transportation systems. The resolution, H.Res. 508, was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-1-NE).
“NBAA applauds Congressman Fortenberry for his resolution recognizing the value of general aviation, including business aviation, to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S.,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We thank him for introducing his resolution, and we commend the leaders in the House who have signed on in support for the measure.”
Fortenberry’s resolution specifically points to the job creation, economic activity, humanitarian support and business productivity generated by the industry. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-7-MD) and Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-2-NJ) of the House Aviation Subcommittee also took to the floor to speak about general aviation’s benefits and value to the country. These are among the points also made through the No Plane No Gain advocacy initiative, which is jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The resolution was strongly supported by members of the House General Aviation Caucus. When it formed earlier this year, NBAA welcomed the caucus that now has nearly 60 members representing congressional districts across the country.
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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