Proclamations & Resolutions
Delaware, June 2013
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  • STATE OF DELAWARE

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

    STATEMENT
    IN OBSERVANCE OF

    DELAWARE GENRAL AVIATION MONTH

    Whereas, General Aviation and Community Airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and

    Whereas, The State of Delaware has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, aviation organizations, community airports and airport operators; and

    Whereas, There are 11 public-use airports in the state, serving 1,439 pilots and 13,238 general aviation aircraft; and

    Whereas, Delaware’s aviation industry contributes $989 million to the state’s economy yearly and, the Delaware Airport and Aviation Economic Impact Study found that general aviation airports have a total annual economic impact of over $188 million; and

    Whereas, General aviation supports 15,500 jobs and contributes a total annual economic impact of over $188 million; and

    Whereas, Delaware is home to six charter flight companies, six repair stations, and two flight schools operating 21 aircraft and providing 22 jobs. In addition, there are eight fixed-base operators in the state; and

    Now, Therefore, We Jack A. Markell, Governor,
    and Matthew Denn, Lieutenant Governor,
    do hereby declare June, 2013

    DELAWARE GENERAL AVIATION MONTH

    in the State of Delaware and proclaim General Aviation a vital strategic resource to the State and the people of Delaware.

    Jack A. Markell
    Governor

    Matthew Denn
    Lieutenant Governor

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