Governors From 45 States Officially Recognize The Value Of Aviation | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.25.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.25.18

Thu, Sep 27, 2012

Governors From 45 States Officially Recognize The Value Of Aviation

Chief Executives From Utah, Connecticut, Michigan Issue Proclamations For September

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder have all passed proclamations recognizing the value of aviation to the national and local economy in the month of September, meaning that 45 state Chief Executives around the country have now passed proclamations recognizing the value of aviation.

In Utah, September has been named “Aviation Appreciation Month” by Governor Gary Herbert. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, general aviation in Utah contributes $815 million to the state’s economy and supports 9,257 jobs. Meanwhile in Connecticut, Governor Dannel Malloy has declared September to be “Aviation Appreciation Month.” According to a 2006 Merge Global study, general aviation in Connecticut contributes $2.4 billion to the state’s economy and aerospace and aviation industry account for 45,800 jobs in the state. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has also made September “Michigan Aviation Month.” Aviation in Michigan supports thousands of jobs and aviation-related activities alone contribute over $10 billion to the state’s economy annually.

“Around the county, aviation and general aviation in particular is an economic engine and literal lifeline to thousands of communities, providing medical care, law enforcement and a host of important services, and connecting businesses with new markets and customers in different regions of the country,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America.  “We commend these Governors for helping to raise awareness about the invaluable importance of aviation and general aviation to our country.”

In addition, three other states have issued second proclamations, raising public awareness about the aviation and general aviation this month. Governor Sean Parnell of Alaska and Governor Tim Corbett of Pennsylvania have each specifically recognized general aviation by naming September “General Aviation Appreciation Month” and “General Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month” respectively. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota has also proclaimed September “Aviation and Aerospace Month.”

Nationwide, there are a growing number of elected officials working to recognize and support general aviation. Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Governor C.L “Butch” Otter of Idaho, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire have in the last year written to President Obama asking him to recognize the critical importance of the general aviation industry to the national economy and communities around the nation.

(Pictured L-R Governors Herbert, Malloy, Snyder)

FMI: www.aviationacrossamerica.org

Advertisement

More News

Michael Goulian Takes World Championship Lead To Chiba's Red Bull Air Race

Seasons Third Stop Set For This Weekend In Japan Hot on the heels of Qualifying win and third-place race result at Cannes, France, this weekend American pilot Michael Goulian will >[...]

Search For MH370 To Be Suspended

Malaysian Government Says It Has No Plans To Continue Beyond May 29 The Malaysian government has announced that it will end its search for the main wreckage of MH370, a Malaysian A>[...]

Airborne 05.23.18: KSMO Legal Woes, B777X Folding Wingtip, #OSH18COOL Campaign

Also: 2nd ERAU Arrow Wing Cracked, Memphis Airport, Orbital ATK Launch, Flexjet Pilot Salaries Last week, representatives from the City of Santa Monica and the FAA sat before a jud>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.22.18: Aurora ACUS, Horsefly Delivers, K2 LEO UAS

Also: Aero-TV: Textron's X5-55, InfraDrone App, NASA's Mars Helicopter, Gremlins on Track This month, Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully del>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC