Print news offers important opportunities for explaining the value of business aviation, and NBAA and GAMA have offered countless interview opportunities to news executives to discuss the industry. Below is just a sampling of the interviews and articles the two organizations have participated in since the launch of the No Plane No Gain campaign in 2009.

Naples Airport Video Highlights Business Aviation Value at APF

Florida’s Naples Airport (APF) began operating as a military airfield in 1943, and has since transformed into a vibrant business aviation hub. To promote the airport, APF administration recently produced a video titled “A Day at Naples Airport” to highlight how busy the airport can be during the winter months.

In January, Mayors Voice Support for General Aviation

In January, five mayors around the country issued proclamations highlighting general aviation, including business aviation, as being a vital contributor to the economies in their cities. To date, hundreds of local and state officials have made similar statements about the importance of the industry.

XO Blog Cites NBAA Survey on Business Aviation’s Top 5 Benefits

In a recent blog post, global aircraft service provider XO offered the top five benefits of business aviation, based on a recent NBAA survey. The top reason, the company stated, was flexibility. “Travel for business could be needed at a moment’s notice, or during hours that the commercial hours cannot accommodate.”

Alabama’s New Regional Airport Will Better Meet Needs of Business, Community

To better serve businesses and the community, Alabama’s Thomasville Airport will transition to a regional airport known as the Southwest Alabama Regional Airport. “It’s long been understood that companies looking to invest in an area want to be close to an airport to transport employees, potential customers and move goods in and out of the region,” said NBAA Southeast Regional Representative Greg Voos. “I congratulate the hard work of the Alabama Department of Transportation and their partners to enhance the economic viability of the region.”

Oregon Airport Back Open for Business Aircraft Operations

Following a four-month closure for a complete runway reconstruction at Oregon’s Hillsboro Airport (HIO), local and regional officials and business leaders recently gathered to officially reopen the airport’s largest runway – 31L/13R – to business aircraft operators. “The result of this project’s investment in vital infrastructure for the local economy, shows that Hillsboro Airport appreciates and values the benefits of business aviation,” said Phil Derner, NBAA’s Western regional representative.