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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

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