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Governor Cuomo Declares May ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
May 10, 2018
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  • Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for declaring May 2018 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In New York, general aviation accounts for over $7 billion in total economic output.

    “Across the state, New Yorkers depend on general aviation to compete globally, for law enforcement and access to far-off communities,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank Governor Cuomo for issuing this proclamation and highlighting the importance of general aviation and our network of airports.”

    “Companies of all sizes depend on business aviation to more directly transport staff and materials across the country, increase their productivity and reach multiple locations in short periods of time,” said Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. “We appreciate Governor Cuomo’s recognition of this vital industry, and look forward to working with him in the future.”

    According to the proclamation:

    “Business aviation is a critical tool for companies in New York State to improve efficiency, save money, and open up opportunities for rural areas not served by commercial aviation, thereby bringing new business, investment, and jobs to all areas of the state”

    To view the proclamation, click here.


     Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interests of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.