Washington, DC – The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Greg Abbot for declaring November 2016 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Texas, general aviation activities support an annual economic impact of over $14.5 billion.
“Texas’ geography makes general aviation and local airports critical for businesses and communities to have access to important services to far-off markets, medical care, and other critical services,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. ” We thank the Governor for issuing the proclamation and look forward to working with him in the future.”
According to the proclamation:
“The Texas aviation industry is critical to our economy and way of life. It brings families together; transports business executives to important meetings; delivers essential cargo; provides life-saving medical evacuation, police search and rescue, utility grid and oil pipeline inspections and border protection; and it helps to control pests that can wreak havoc on farmer’s crops.”
To view the proclamation, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interests of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.