FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 14, 2014
Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523
The Alliance Commends Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny for Declaring February ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’
Washington, DC — The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Mayor Jay Tibshraeny of Chandler, Arizona for proclaiming February “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Arizona, general aviation contributes $609 million annually to the state’s economy. Chandler Municipal Airport is one of the nation’s top 50 busiest general aviation airports and has an economic impact of over $14 million.
“Mayor Tibshraeny’s proclamation highlights the value of general aviation to the city of Chandler and the state of Arizona,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “Chandler Municipal Airport is a key part of our nation’s aviation infrastructure and provides a huge economic benefit to the surrounding area. We thank Mayor Tibshraeny for his help in educating the public about 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 more than 6,300 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.