NBAA Thanks Retiring Rep. Ehlers For Championing Business 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

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.23.17

Airborne 02.24.17

Airborne-HD On YouTube

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.23.17

Airborne 02.24.17

Sat, Feb 13, 2010

NBAA Thanks Retiring Rep. Ehlers For Championing Business Aviation

Congressman's Record Includes Support for Industry Priorities

The NBAA Thursday saluted Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-3-MI) for a Congressional career marked by steadfast support for the aviation industry, including business aviation. NBAA's comments came on the heels of the Rep. Ehlers' February 10 announcement that the Congressman would retire at the conclusion of his current term in office.

"Representative Ehlers has been an aviation enthusiast all his life, and in Congress he has been an outstanding advocate for the industry," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "He has long understood that all aviation, including business aviation, promotes economic opportunity, for the Grand Rapids area, where his Congressional District is located, but also for towns across the country. We thank him for his long-standing support for the industry, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."

Rep. Ehlers has served Michigan's third congressional district for nine terms. He currently serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation, including aviation. He helped found and currently co-chairs the House General Aviation Caucus, which seeks to educate policymakers about the value of general aviation, including business aviation.

Throughout his tenure, the Congressman has supported key aviation proposals, including those important to NBAA Members. For example, last June, Ehlers co-sponsored an amendment to bring the TSA to the table with industry representatives to discuss changes to the Agency's controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).

In an interview for an article in NBAA's Business Aviation Insider publication, Rep. Ehlers pointed out the value of business aviation in his own Congressional District. "A small factory in Grand Rapids...uses a Beechcraft," he recounted. "The owner told me that when equipment at his plant breaks down, manufacturing comes to a complete stop. So he uses his plane to get parts quickly and get back up and running in a matter of hours, not days."

FMI: www.nbaa.org

Advertisement

More News

Infamous RV-10 Lawsuit Against Van's Aircraft Dismissed

Years of Wasted Effort, Resources, and Worry Signal Ongoing Defects In US Tort Law When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for a considerable amount of >[...]

Airborne 02.22.17: CAF Dixie Wing P-63A, AF1 Price Cut, SLS Manned Flt?

Also: Drone Light Show, Remotely Piloted Helos, TFR Busts, Gulfstream, XTI Aircraft, CA Airlines, Icelandair After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, the Commemorativ>[...]

AMA Drone Report 02.20.17: DJI & AMA Team Up, MultiGP, Drone Advisory Committee

Also: Another Dumb FL Drone Law, AMA Expo East!, Spaceport America Drone Summit DJI and AMA have launched a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train pu>[...]

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing>[...]

GA Aircraft Shipments And Billings Down Almost Across The Board

Only Uptick Was In Turboprop Airplanes, Turbine Helicopters Hit Hard The news is pretty much all bad, and some of it is really bad, in the GAMA 2016 year-end report of aircraft shi>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC