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Governor Greitens Declares April to be “General Aviation Appreciation Month”
April 26, 2017
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  • The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Eric Greitens for declaring April 2017 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Missouri, general aviation generates $857 million in economic activity annually.

    General aviation plays an important role supporting the state’s businesses, farms, and communities,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Direct of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank GovernorGreitens for issuing this proclamation and recognizing general aviation’s importance in Missouri.”

    “Business aviation is a critical tool, helping businesses of all sizes reach new markets and customers, transport supplies and products, and improve the economy,” said Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). “We thank the Governor for the proclamation and look forward to working with him on issues significant to business aviation.”

    “Missouri’s 123 public-use general aviation airports are an important facet of the state’s transportation infrastructure,” stated Mark Kimberling, President and CEO of the National Association of State AviationOfficials. “NASAO and our members in Missouri thank Governor Greitens and Amy Ludwig, Administrator of Aviation, for their support of general aviation and community airports in the state.”

    According to the proclamation:

    “Many communities in Missouri depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to our State.”

    To view the proclamation, click here.