The Alliance for Aviation Across America today applauded Governor Charlie Baker for declaring May 2017 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Massachusetts, general aviation airports contribute more than $516 million to the state’s economy.
“General aviation is an important asset supporting Massachusetts’ communities, businesses, and farms by connecting them to economic opportunities and critical services like emergency medicine, law enforcement, and firefighting,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank the Governor and the Massachusetts Airport Managers Association for their continued support of general aviation and local airports in the state.”
Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) said “Using business aviation, companies in Massachusetts can more effectively manage their operations, and access new customers. We thank the Governor for the proclamation and look forward to working with him on issues impacting business aviation.”
“Massachusetts’ airports are a key part of its transportation infrastructure, connecting communities and supporting businesses of all sizes,” said Mark Kimberling, President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO). “We thank Governor Baker and Dr. Jeffrey DeCarlo, Administrator of MDOT’s Aeronautics Division, for their support of community airports in Massachusetts.”
According to the proclamation:
“Many communities in Massachusetts depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.”
To view the proclamation, click here.