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November 18th, 2015

Well, it has been quite some time since the last blog from ABA. A lot has changed, we have moved our operations office to the Pontiac airport and opened an office in Miami. The Miami office will provide both cargo and passenger charters from Florida to the Bahamas, particularly in the winter.

Along with the Florida service, we have moved our airplane for the winter to Miami and are now in need of an airplane for the Detroit area. We are interested in a lease by the hour and the program is perfect for an individual or corporation that has a plane but not flying as much as they would like. We can help you reduce the cost of ownership by providing charter revenue when your airplane would otherwise be idle. If your interested contact either Les or Ernesto at our main number.

Business Aviation: Vital for the Community and Economy

June 21st, 2013


Business aviation reaches communities across the U.S where other modes of transport are not an option, allowing small businesses to grow and thrive. It has become a lifeline for the business world, particularly in areas where scheduled airlines do not operate.

Because customer service is a major part of U.S business, network specialists, sales people and other professionals rely on aviation on a regular basis and much of the time these trips are to remote locations or are based on quick stop offs in a tight time frame. The common misunderstanding is that business aviation services company executives only, when in fact flights tend to transport company reps, customers, sales and those with technical expertise around America.

Business aviation is driving economic growth across the country, contributing over $150 billion as part of general aviation. It is a vital touchline for communities who have lost their airline service, with only 500 out of 5000 public airports being for commercial airlines, according to the NBAA.

Supporting the Local Economy

Business aviation enables small communities to access global opportunities in manufacturing and customer centred commerce. 80 percent of the money raised by general aviation has been generated by business aviation ( 

The service offered by this aviation is fast, secure and very cost effective for both national and international travel. Productivity on business airlines is increased a great deal with the time spent traveling being economical and the environment during flights allowing employees to work during this time.

Supporting Communities

As well as forging economic ties and boosting the local business economy, business aviation delivers relief to communities in dire need of help in critical times. It was used to transport supplies into rural airports on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina hit, and flew survivors out of the danger zone. Following the 2010 earthquake, business flights transported supplies and aid workers to Haiti and have been a critical component in relief aid during floods and other natural disasters in the U.S and throughout the world. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) claims that business aviation was responsible for over 15,000 humanitarian flights in a recent year.

A New Medical Kit

MedAire announced the launch of a new medical kit for business airlines, known as the Advanced Aviation Medical Kit. This includes supplies and medication needed on both short and long term business flights, such as antibiotics for bacterial infections and monitors for blood pressure. The kit has been created to suit the needs of business aviation crew and its passengers who might spend a significant amount of time traveling as part of their jobs. It is connected to MedAire’s MedLink service to allow a doctor to see the medical equipment onboard, thus saving time when treating the patient during the flight. Passengers should of course ensure they have full health insurance before traveling on any flight, and this is easier than ever now with online services offering affordable insurance that will give passengers peace of mind before their business flight. The MedAire kit for in-flight emergencies was showcased at the NBAA Conference last October, which took place in Orlando.

Improving the Environment

The economic downturn has proven tough on the aviation industry across the board, but business and commercial aviation are striving to build a brighter economic and environmental picture.

Emissions from aircraft are continuing to fall, with new technologies being implemented such as advances in engines. Aircraft today have 50 percent less emissions than when their engines were originally built. The introduction of winglets has also contributed to emissions reductions, by giving more a more efficient performance by the aircraft.

The ‘NextGen’ aviation system continues to develop and is believed to be able to reduce greenhouse emissions through new technology.

Economic Growth

Business aviation is responsible for generating a significant income for the U.S, through jobs created and investments made. Trade is boosted by manufacturing and employment, as most of the GA aircraft flying internationally today are U.S built. Business aviation is a national and international asset. 

The economic importance of aviation needs to be built upon through modernization of the system so that local businesses across America can continue to benefit from this service, allowing both local communities and business aviation to grow. Modernization, according to the NBAA, needs to use satellite technology so that a full expansion can take place.


Auto Dealer relies on Business Aviation to Thrive

March 15th, 2013


No Plane No Gain Report

Business aviation is vital to the national economic interest, generating over a million jobs, providing a lifeline to communities with little or no airline service, helping thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and providing emergency and humanitarian services to people in need.

This newsletter provides regular updates on the activities undertaken through No Plane No Gain, a comprehensive joint advocacy campaign by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) to highlight the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the country.

The following are among the recent highlights from the campaign and the industry.

Visit the No Plane No Gain web site to see all recent news.

Industry Carries the Campaign Message

NBAA Member Speaks Up For Business Aviation In ‘Forbes’ Op-Ed

 Louis Seno, chairman emeritus of  JSSISince the launch of the No Plane No Gain campaign, NBAA and GAMA have welcomed the work done by people in the industry to promote the campaign’s message of business aviation’s value in creating jobs, connecting communities and helping companies succeed. A longtime NBAA Member last week drew from the job-creation aspect of the campaign’s message in challenging White House mischaracterizations about the industry. In an op-ed for Forbes magazine, Louis Seno, chairman emeritus of JSSI (Jet Support Services Inc.), spoke out against a “counterproductive” proposal by the Obama administration to target business aviation with changes to tax-depreciation schedules on the purchase of aircraft. In describing the proposal, Seno said: “What I see is yet another stumbling block out of Washington that has the potential to hurt the 1.2 million people who make their living, building and servicing these valuable business assets.” That job number is a key statistic often cited by NBAA and GAMA, and is among the core campaign messages available for review right on the No Plane No Gain web site’s home page. Seno’s oped is also available on the site.

Social Media Expands Conversation About Industry’s Value – Are You Logged In?

The No Plane No Gain program has continually made use of social media – the campaign has long had a dedicated web site, RSS feed, Twitter feed, Facebook page and YouTube channel to help expand the visibility and discussion about the value of business aviation in America today. The number of participants in the social-media driven discussion continue to climb – for example, in the last two months, the No Plane No Gain web site had over 4,000 unique visitors and more than 300 new followers started following its Twitter feed. You can follow the conversation, and catch the latest news from the campaign on its YouTube Channel, Twitter feed, and RSS feed.

No  Plane No Gain Uses Social

Highlighting Business Aviation At Work

Auto Dealer Relies on Business Aviation To Thrive

Tim McKinney of McKinney Automotive keeps his North and South Carolina car dealerships supplied with quality used cars by using a twin-engine turboprop King Air C90A and a single-engine piston Bonanza A36 to travel to two or three car auctions a week. “We’re always trying to find enough used cars to keep our dealerships going,” McKinney said. “I can get in my plane in the morning, buy 10 cars and be back in the afternoon to be able to run my businesses in the evening. If I didn’t have our airplanes, I’d have to lay off employees and probably sell one of my stores. The airplane is my best partner, it really is – it helps me do my job, and without it, I couldn’t do my job.”You can read more about how business aviation is at work for Tim McKinney, and hear an audio interview with him, by visiting the No Plane No Gain web site.

Twin-engine turboprop King Air C90A