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Washington, DC, United States, 2009/09/29 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) for forming a General Aviation Caucus and encouraging colleagues to join.
NBAA also commends Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sam Brownback (R-KS) and James Inhofe (R-OK) for becoming caucus members.
"NBAA is delighted at the formation of this caucus, in recognition of the value provided by all of general aviation, including business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We look forward to working with everyone involved with the caucus to promote policies that help all general aviation continue to provide value in every state across the country."
In a "Dear Colleague" letter sent yesterday by Sens. Begich and Johanns to their fellow lawmakers, the two note that “the goal of the Senate General Aviation Caucus is to work with pilots, aircraft owners, the aviation industry, and relevant government agencies to insure a safe and vibrant environment exists for GA in our country.”
The letter goes on to point out the value of general aviation in generating jobs, providing transportation to small towns and communities that are often without airline service, and performing an essential role in the nation's economy. These points are all central themes of No Plane No Gain, an industry advocacy campaign, jointly sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, which focuses on educating policymakers and opinion leaders about the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S.
Read the Dear Colleague letter at: nbaa.org/advocacy/issues/role/20090928-senate-ga-caucus.pdf
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 nbaa.org/.