The New York Aviation Management Association (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.
“This proclamation is a great recognition of the importance of our industry,” said NYAMA President Ann Crook. “I would like to thank Governor Cuomo and especially Senator Larkin, Assemblywoman Lupardo, and all members of the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus for their supportof NYAMA and aviation in New York, which contributes tens of billions of dollars to our state’s economy annually.”
The recent announcement of Aviation Appreciation Month comes as New York aviation received a significant boost in this year’s recently enacted State Budget...
Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders recently announced a budget agreement that will maximize federal funding for New York airports and re-establish and enhance an important airport financial assistance program that had gone unfunded for the past four years.
“The New York Aviation Management Association appreciates the support of our legislators, the Governor, and especially those state lawmakers who are members of the New York Legislative Aviation Caucus,” said Ann Crook, NYAMA’s President. “The gains for aviation in this budget are directly attributable to the strong leadership of Senator William Larkin and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo as co-chairs of the 100+ member bi-partisan Aviation Caucus.”...
ALBANY, NY--March 12, 2013—Aviation industry executives traveled to Albany on Tuesday to discuss with state lawmakers the important role airports play in the state’s economic development efforts. The aviation professionals are members of the New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA), the Voice of Aviation in New York since 1976.
Aviation plays a critical role in New York’s economic development infrastructure, and NYAMA seeks to enlist lawmakers to commit to an annual reccurring investment in airports, which the state hasn’t done since 2009.
NYAMA President Ann B. Crook and other Association officials report that this sector of the economy contributes over $50 billion in annual economic activity in New York State and almost 400,000 jobs—nearly 5% of the total state workforce. “The economic benefits of New York State airports are impressive,” Crook and NYAMA members informed the many legislators with whom they met. “As a whole, aviation generates $18 billion in payroll and $4.5 billion in state and local tax revenue annually,” they said...
At its Fall Conference, the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), which represents the thousands of elected and appointed county officials throughout the state, formally recognized the critical role airports play in New York State's economy and urged the Governor and State Legislature to increase funding for airports and the aviation industry...