On March 11 and 12, NYAMA will host our annual Aviation Advocacy Day, where industry leaders from across the state meet with legislators about the importance of a strong aviation industry to New York’s prosperity. Join us in Albany and let your voice to be heard! Meet with your state representatives and discuss crucial state budget issues and other developments related to aviation. Our primary focus for this year will be:
All NYAMA members and aviation officials are welcome and encouraged to attend!
We will be based at Hotel Albany (State and Lodge Streets, Downtown Albany). You can make your hotel reservations by calling 1-866-691-1183 or use the hotel's website. Be sure to indicate that you are with the New York Aviation Management Association and provide the registration code: 1NYAVM. All hotel reservations under the discounted NYAMA room block ($159/night) must be made by February 14, 2014.
Thank you to our Early Sponsors!!!
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!
As a 2014 Advocacy Day sponsor, you’ll receive recognition at our Legislative Reception and Presentation on March 11 at the Legislative Office Building and throughout the day on March 12. Additionally, you will be featured in all of our mailings leading up to Advocacy Day. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity-- become a sponsor today!
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!
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.