New York Aviation Management Association

Register for NYAMA's 2017 Aviation Caucus Legislative Reception & Advocacy Day

March 21-22, 2017

The New York Aviation Management Association’s annual Aviation Advocacy Day will be held in Albany on March 21 and 22, 2017. This program provides airport managers, corporate representatives, educators and other aviation officials dedicated to airport development with the opportunity to meet with their legislators. Advocacy Day attendees receive timely information on state budget issues and state-funded airport development
programs. This event also provides a forum for constructive dialogue between colleagues and state lawmakers. All NYAMA members and aviation officials are welcome and encouraged to attend!

NYAMA’s 2017 Advocacy Day will begin on Tuesday, March 21 with an afternoon briefing at the Albany Hilton, followed by the Aviation Caucus Legislative reception and Presentation to be held in the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in downtown Albany. Appointments with state legislators will be held on Wednesday, March 22 throughout the morning and afternoon. As you attend your legislative appointments, NYAMA staff will be available on site to provide assistance. The success of our advocacy program is directly related to the level of participation we receive from the aviation industry. Click here to for scenes from last year's Advocacy Day.

Join us so our voice is heard!

Click here to download NYAMA's 2017 Advocacy Day Program and Registration Details

Click here to Register for NYAMA's 2017 Advocacy Day Online

Click here to download the paper registration form

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Association News

The NYS Assembly and Senate Commemorate NYAMA's 40th Anniversary!

On March 16, 2016 NYAMA members converged on the NYS Capitol to meet with State legislative leaders about the importance of maintaining a strong aviation industry and to highlight its ties to New York’s prosperity during it's 2016 Advocacy Day. NYAMA was recognized by both the Senate and Assembly for its role in advancing aviation in New York State and presented with resolutions commemorating it's 40th Anniversary.

Click the links above to view the Assembly and Senate resolution presentations.

Click here for scenes from the 2016 Aviation Advocacy Day!

 

Celebrating 40 Years!

This year we're celebrating our 40th year of advocacy and education on the behalf of our state airports, business partners and stakeholders.

In those forty years, NYAMA has cultivated an engaged membership of aviation professionals, created a presence at our State Capital among decision-makers that has resulted in positive legislative advances and a strong voice for aviation, and enhanced our presence statewide through effective communications and information sharing.

We look forward to another 40 years of advancing aviation and advancing New York!

NYAMA Participates in Transportation Budget Hearing and Advocates for Increased Airport Funding

ALBANY -- New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) President Jeremy Martelle testified today at a New York State Hearing on Transportation held in Albany. Speaking on behalf of the over 13,000 NYAMA members and affiliate members, Martelle stressed the importance of airports in the New York State economy and advocated for $40 million to fund the State Aviation Capital Grant program and a minimum of $6 million to fully fund the Airport Improvement Program’ matching fund requirements.

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Association News

2015 Phil Brito Project of the Year Award Presented to Passero Associates

NYAMA is pleased to congratulate Passero Associates and Watertown International Airport (ART) as the recipients of the 2015 Phil Brito Project of the Year Award in the Design/Construction Project category.

Passero’s winning design/construction entry redeveloped ART’s Airport Business Center. The project included providing a 14,400-square-foot, code-compliant hangar and adjacent finished office/conference space. The new facility included conference space, a pilot lounge, retail counter, lobby and weather briefing areas, kitchenette, flight school space and administrative staff offices.

The judges called the project innovative and creative, citing the use of several components instead of a single improvement, and its balanced approach to increasing airport revenue and stimulation of aviation-related businesses, as well as creating several new jobs. The green aspects of natural and LED lighting, as well as the increased insulation and radiant in-floor heating, were also noted.

“Congratulations to Passero Associates and Project Manager Shawn Bray on this award-winning project at Watertown,” NYAMA President Jeremy P. Martelle said. “This outstanding upgrade in design added tremendous value to the airport and exceeded expectations. NYAMA proudly applauds both Passero and the management team at Watertown for the project design and implementation,” Martelle said.

“Passero’s vision has always coincided with our goals for expansion and improvements at the Watertown Airport,” said Watertown International Airport Manager Jim Lawrence.

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Association News

Sponsorship Opportunities for NYAMA's 2017 Fall Conference Now Available

We invite you to partner with NYAMA at its premier event the 2017 Fall Conference! Reserve your sponsorship by June 30, 2017 to ensure your company name and logo are recognized in the conference brochure and receive additional exposure in promotional mailings, social media posts and e-blasts.

Fall Conference sponsorship opportunities are listed below but we can also customize a sponsorship package to fit your company’s unique needs and maximize its exposure.

Click here for more information or to reserve your 2017 Fall Conference sponsorship!

New York Aviation Management Association Releases Statement Regarding Proposed Expansion of Ride-Sharing Companies

As the leading advocate for a strong aviation industry in New York, NYAMA recognizes that airports and the businesses and communities that rely on them must provide their customers with safe, secure and efficient facilities that provide the highest levels of service.

Recent reports of a proposal to expand operations of ride-sharing companies in the state could create considerable benefits for the tens of millions of passengers who use our airports every year.

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NYAMA Urges State and Local Governments to Work Cautiously and Cooperatively with the FAA on Drone Regulation

Albany, NY, September 15, 2016 – Emphasizing the importance of emerging drone technology to New York’s aviation industry and the state’s overall economic health, the Board of Directors of the New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) today urged governments to exercise caution and work cooperatively with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the regulation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), often referred to as drones.  

“UAVs are here to stay, and NYAMA is committed to ensuring this technology and its practically limitless applications across many disciplines are safely integrated into the airspace system,” outgoing NYAMA President Jeremy P. Martelle and incoming NYAMA President John DelBalso said in a joint statement as NYAMA launched its 40th Annual Fall Conference in Long Island.  

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NYS Senate and Assembly Commemorate NYAMA's 40th Anniversary

On March 16, 2016 NYAMA members converged on the NYS Capitol to meet with State legislative leaders about the importance of maintaining a strong aviation industry and to highlight its ties to New York’s prosperity during it's 2016 Advocacy Day. NYAMA was recognized by both the Senate and Assembly for its role in advancing aviation in New York State and presented with resolutions commemorating it's 40th Anniversary.

Click the links above to view the Assembly and Senate resolution presentations.

It's Official -- Governor Signs AJA into Law

It's an historic occasion for the aviation industry in New York! Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Aviation Jobs Act (AJA) into law. Chapter 50 of the Laws of 2015 was signed on Monday. April 13, 2015. The tax exemption will serve as a vital economic development tool that will put New York on par with other states and will benefit the entire state by attracting more taxable aviation-related activities to our state.

The AJA passage is a culmination of many years of effort by NYAMA and we extend thanks to all involved, both past and present. Thank you to the Aviation Caucus, led by Caucus Chairs NY Senator Phil Boyle and NY Assemblymember Donna Lupardo. Additional thanks to NY Senator William Larkin for his work as the former Aviation Caucus Co-Chair.

Additional thanks to the many NYAMA members have worked tirelessly on this effort, including all who wrote letters, met with elected officials, developed partnerships and participated in Advocacy Days throughout the last 10 years.

Read the official NYAMA AJA Press Release

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Association News

NYS Senate and Assembly Commemorate NYAMA's 40th Anniversary

On March 16, 2016 NYAMA members converged on the NYS Capitol to meet with State legislative leaders about the importance of maintaining a strong aviation industry and to highlight its ties to New York’s prosperity during it's 2016 Advocacy Day. NYAMA was recognized by both the Senate and Assembly for its role in advancing aviation in New York State and presented with resolutions commemorating it's 40th Anniversary.

Click the links above to view the Assembly and Senate resolution presentations.

NYAMA Testifies to NYS Assembly Transportation Committee

On December 11, 2014 NYAMA Vice President Jeremy Martelle testified in front of the New York State Assembly's Transportation Committee in support of the second year of the Department of Transportation's most recent Two-Year Capital Program. Mr. Martelle's presentation focused on the critical importance of the aviation industry and the need for the state's support of vital airport infrastructure projects.

Jeremy Martelle's testimony can be viewed here.

A transcript is also available here. (149 KB) 

Congratulations Bill McShane-- NBAA Silk Scarf Award Recipient!!!

NYAMA congratulates Treasurer and former NYAMA President William “Bill” McShane Director of Business Development & Special Projects at SheltAir Aviation, who was recently honored by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) with their prestigious “Silk Scarf” Award. The award was presented by Douglas Carr, NBAA, on March 25, 2014 for Mr. McShane’s outstanding contributions to Aviation. Mr. Carr recognized Bill for founding the Long Island Business Aviation Association (LIBAA) and the Aerospace Education Corporation (AEC). Both organizations are not-for-profit organizations that promote the interests of aviation industry and encourage young adults to pursue careers in this field. Mr. McShane has also served as President for LIBAA and AEC in addition to the New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA). He has spent many years of advocating, supporting and speaking out for the aviation industry as a whole and particularly aviation business in New York.

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