Press Release – A resolution sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce that recognizes the vital role aviation plays in the Garden State has been signed by Governor Christie. The measure, AJR-62/SJR-55, designates the month of May each year as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”
“General aviation plays a critical role in the operation of businesses and the transportation of people and goods across the country and around the state,” said DeCroce, R-Morris, Essex and Passaic. “This measure recognizes the vital role aviation plays in our state’s economy and will help promote public awareness, education, advocacy, safety and technology within the industry.”
The aviation industry in New Jersey provides employment to approximately 18,000 residents, with an estimated payroll of more than $620 million, serves 12,000 pilots, and contributes $1.7 billion annually to the state economy.
The resolution calls for public officials, private organizations and residents to observe the month with appropriate activities, programs and events.