NYAMA applauds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as he celebrates the state’s airports and aviation industries and their contributions to New York State by issuing a proclamation formally declaring May 2013 Aviation Appreciation Month.
The NYAMA-backed legislative resolutions requesting the Governor's action—passed by the Assembly and Senate—were sponsored by Senator William Larkin and Member of the Assembly Donna Lupardo, Co-Chairs of the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus. Thank you to our legislative supporters!
Thank you to everyone who came to Albany yesterday to support NYAMA's 2013 Aviation Advocacy Day! With a tremendous turnout and meetings with nearly 80 legislators, our message was made clear. We were well-received by our state representatives, and our evening reception in the Legislative Office Building was a hit! Thank you to everyone who made yesterday possible!
NYAMA would also like to thank Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator William Larkin, Co-Chairs of the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus, as well as its nearly 100 members, for working to advance New York aviation.
See you next year in Albany, but not before our 2013 Fall Conference and Exhibit Show, hosted by Albany International Airport--September 18-20, 2013.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Greetings from Hon. Robin Schimminger to Aviation Conference Attendees
New York State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (Erie, Niagara) expressed regrets for being unable to attend the Welcome and Opening Session of the New York Aviation Management Association’s 2012 Fall Conference and Exhibit Show in Niagara Falls, New York, but sent well wishes to attendees.
“I am pleased to send greetings to all attending the [conference] and to congratulate NYAMA on its 36th year of successful training and advocacy for New York's airport industry,” the Assemblyman wrote in a letter presented to NYAMA.
Stressing that airports are one of the economic engines that fuel growth in the communities they serve, Schimminger declared “the economic benefits of airports and the aviation industry in this state are truly immense.”
“As Chairman of the New York State Assembly’s Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, I am well aware that New York air service is critical to the economic growth and well-being of this state and to the traveling public. A region’s ability to attract investment and jobs is directly related to the quality and cost of passenger air service. In addition, efforts to bring conventions, conferences, other events and tourists to a region are impacted by the cost of air travel,” Assemblyman Schimminger explained.
“The aviation industry helped to make New York the Empire State, and I want to thank you all for your efforts in keeping New York at the center of this ever-growing and vital industry. Best wishes for an enjoyable and productive conference,” Assemblyman Schimminger concluded.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has launched a new initiative to get NextGen off the ground. The National Alliance to Advance NextGen is advocating for federal funding and implementation support for this new, promising technology that will safely guide pilots to their destinations with satellite signals instead of the less accurate conventional radar systems currently in use.
The New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) applauded NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to issue a proclamation to proclaim the month of May as "Aviation Appreciation Month" in New York.
"Governor Cuomo continues to demonstrate his support for aviation in New York, recognizing the critical role that aviation plays in the economic prosperity of the state," NYAMA President Chad Nixon said. "The Governor and legislative leaders are to be commended for promoting the growth of this sector, which represents 5% of total state employment."
The Governor's proclamation was in part a response to a resolution adopted by both houses of the legislature to support and celebrate aviation in New York. The NYAMA-crafted Legislative Resolution was sponsored by Senator William Larkin (Cornwall-on-Hudson) and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (Endwell), who are the co-chairs of the NY Legislative Aviation Caucus, which has 100 members from among the state legislature.
"I'm happy to see Governor Cuomo joining the Legislature in recognizing May as Aviation Appreciation Month in New York," said Senator Larkin. "Aviation plays a critically important role in our state and I hope the Governor and Legislature can continue working together to make this industry even stronger going forward."
"The aviation sector in New York is such a vital part of the state's overall economy," said Assemblywoman Lupardo. "We as legislators need to support initiatives to promote aviation in ways that allows our airports and businesses to better compete in the region for related jobs and investment. I appreciate Governor Cuomo's leadership in bringing attention to aviation as an economic generator and vital transportation service for our state."
Click here to read the full proclamation.