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Friday
Jul012011

NBAA Tells White House, Media: President’s Remarks About Business Aviation Misleading, Inaccurate

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen sent a strongly worded letter to President Barak Obama expressing dismay at the disparaging remarks about business aviation made by the President in a June 29 press conference, and vowed to oppose any White House policy that harms the industry.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Million Air Moves Into Renovated Facility in Reno 

Million Air has completed a $350,000 facility renovation and is now operating as Million Air Reno on the east side of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

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Thursday
Jun302011

Million Air Awarded Lease at Calgary’s YYC Airport 

Million Air is pleased to announce the completion of a multi-year lease agreement for the construction and development of a new fixed-based operator (FBO) complex at the Calgary International Airport (YYC).

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Thursday
Jun302011

NATA Responds to Obama's Disparaging Comments About General Aviation

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and Chief Executive Officer James K. Coyne, on behalf of NATA's 2,000-member companies, said during a press conference that he was appalled by President Barack Obama's attacks on general aviation. 

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Thursday
Jun302011

Corporate Aircraft Bashing Déjà vu aka The Flip-Flop-Flip

NATA Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs Eric R. Byer addressed President Obama's views comments about general aviation. Click to read the excerpt from his blog post. 

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Georgia Air Challenge Set for July

The Atlanta Aero Club has launched Georgia Air Challenge, which encourages all pilots in the Georgia to take to the skies during July and help stimulate an aviation economic recovery.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

GAIIC Members Discuss How to Stimulate Private Investment in Airports

On Monday, the Airports Council International (ACI) held a Small Airports Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  At the invitation of ACI, members of the General Aviation Infrastructure and Investment Coalition (GAIIC) engaged in a discussion with the airport community regarding how to stimulate private investment in airports by allowing fixed-base operators (FBOs) to take advantage of current commercial tax rules and lending practices.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Reeling in Customers: Either Fish, or Cut Bait

I have returned from a much needed vacation to the Canadian outback where I enjoyed a week of fishing with no phone, TV or newspaper.

Every year, I travel to the far western reaches of Ontario for our annual fish camp outing that has been a part of my family tradition since 1961, when my father first went with his buddies to the same waters we fish today. I started going with my dad in 1984, and now his 16-year-old great-grandson, my grand nephew, is representing the fourth generation to wet a line in these great Northern waters.

On this most recent outing, I started to think about writing a blog post based on the similarities between fishing for dinner and casting a net for new FBO customers.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

NBAA Blasts President Obama's Comments Regarding Business Aviation

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today forcefully challenged disparaging remarks about business aviation made by President Barack Obama during a June 29 White House press conference.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Minot Aero Center (KMOT) Remains Open For Business 

Minot Aero Center, located at Minot International Airport (KMOT), perseveres despite serious weather conditions causing record flooding in the Minot, ND, area. Officials at MOT issued a statement Tuesday saying the airport, perched atop a hill on the north part of town, will remain fully operational.

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