By Janice Wood
March 16, 2011
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has declared March “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” General aviation alone drives over $639 million in economic activity and supports over 8,000 jobs across the state.
“We commend Governor Lynch for his proclamation highlighting the importance of general aviation to New Hampshire,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation is a critical lifeline for businesses, law enforcement, charities, medical organizations, and farmers across Hew Hampshire and the entire United States.”
“New Hampshire has a strong general aviation industry,” added Craig Fuller, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. “More than 5,900 pilots utilize the 24 airports across the state to serve their customers, reach patients, deliver goods, and assist communities in times of natural disaster. We look forward to working with Governor Lynch on continuing to support this valuable industry.”
Henry Ogrodzinski, President of the National Association of State Aviation Officials said, “Across the United States, our network of airports is critical to sustaining millions of jobs, and providing access to a host of important services and resources. We commend Governor Lynch as well as New Hampshire Department of Aeronautics Director Jack Ferns for their hard work in recognizing the importance of aviation industry in New Hampshire. We appreciate the governor’s recognition of these airports and aircraft, and look forward to continuing to work with him to promote this valuable industry.”
To view this proclamation, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 5,700 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.
Source: GENERAL AVIATION NEWS