The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Bill Haslam for declaring March 2018 as “General Aviation Month.” In Tennessee, general aviation contributes more than $2.5 billion to the state’s economy each year.
“General aviation plays a vital role in driving commerce, agriculture, and tourism throughout the state,” said Selena Shilad, executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank Governor Haslam for issuing the proclamation and recognizing the importance of general aviation in The Volunteer State.”
“Business aviation helps Tennessee companies to compete in our increasingly global economy, and allows these businesses to manage operations in multiple locations and maximize productivity,” said Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. “We appreciate Governor Haslam’s recognition of this vital industry and look forward to working with him in the future.”
According to the proclamation:
“Many communities in Tennessee depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.”