Proclamations & Resolutions
Florida, April 2014
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  • Rick Scott

    
Governor

    AVIATION APPRECIATION MONTH


    WHEREAS, aviation plays a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and agriculture; and

    WHREAS, the State of Florida has a significant interest in the continued vitality of aviation, aircraft and aerospace manufacturing, commercial service and community airports, and aviation education; and

    WHEREAS, there are 19 commercial service and 110 general aviation/community airports; and

    
WHEREAS, Florida’s commercial airports accommodate more than 143.5 million passengers annually, ranking Florida second in the nation; and

    WHEREAS, international airports in Florida accommodate more than 28 million international passengers annually, which is 19.5 percent of the total international passengers in the nation; and

    WHEREAS, more than half (52.7 percent) of Florida’s visitors arrive each year by air; and

    WHEREAS, Florida’s general aviation/community airports accommodate more than 9 million visitors and business travelers annually; and

    WHEREAS, air cargo operations account for more than $6.6 billion in annual economic activity to Florida, which represents 8 percent of the nation’s air cargo; and

    WHEREAS, in total, aviation represents more than $97 billion in annual economic activity, and
WHEREAS, numerous leading aviation companies have headquarters or a major presence in Florida; and

    WHEREAS, organizations like the Florida Airports Council, Florida Aviation Business Association, Florida Aviation Aerospace Alliance, the Alliance for Aviation Across America, National business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials Aircraft Owner’s and Pilot’s Association, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of Aviation in Florida and throughout the world;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing April 2014 as Aviation Appreciation Month

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 29th day of January, in the year two thousand fourteen.

    
Rick Scott

    Governor

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