FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2012
Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523
Yuba City Mayor Declares March ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America announced that Yuba City Mayor John Buckland recently declared March “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” The proclamation highlights the vital role that general aviation has in supporting businesses, farms, emergency response, and the overall economy. In California, the general aviation industry contributes an estimated $18.2 billion into the economy every year and the aviation system supports 1.7 million jobs in the state.
“We thank Mayor Buckland for his initiative in acknowledging this important sector of the economy,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation and local airports like Sutter County Airport and Yuba County Airport help to support local commerce and economic growth in their communities, provide jobs, and play a vital public safety function, helping emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, and a host of other important services. We look forward to working with the Mayor on this and other important issues related to local airports and general aviation.”
To view the proclamation, click here.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,000 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.