Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded Governor Jay Inslee for declaring June 2018 as “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Washington, airports contribute more than $50.9 billion to the state’s economy each year.
“General aviation and local airports play an important role in supporting businesses, law enforcement, and disaster response efforts throughout the state of Washington,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “We thank Governor Inslee for issuing this proclamation and highlighting the importance of general aviation.”
“Local airports and aviation businesses across Washington support skilled jobs that boost the economies of communities large and small,” said Timothy R. Obitts, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the National Air Transportation Association. “NATA and our member companies across the state applaud Governor Inslee for highlighting this important industry and the value that it provides to the Evergreen State.”
According to the proclamation:
“General aviation plays a vital role in our state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, and many communities depend on it for the continued flow of commerce and tourists.”
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.