From The Archives: Business Aviation Takes Offensive

With NBAA coming up, we explore the Aviation Week & Space Technology Archives to rediscover some key stories that came out of past events. 

Aviation Week & Space Technology - September 20, 1993

Corporate aviation is marshaling its forces to fend off critics targeting business aircraft as an expense that companies beset by recessions and sales slumps can do without. 

Leaders of the National Business Aircraft Assn. will use the hours before commencement of the group's 46th annual meeting and convention this week in Atlanta to brief members on details of the advocacy program being launched in league with the General Aviation Manufacturers Assn. The purpose of the program, with the motto "No Plane, No Gain," is to take the fight to critics and skeptics who consider business aircraft a costly, misused perquisite od pampers corporate executives.

Beech C-90B

"As a community, business aviation has been too defensive, almost negative, about the important role we play in business and in the national air transportation system," NBAA President John W. Olcott said. Operators must overcome their reluctance and demonstrate that business aviation "is a resource that's good for users and for the nation because it fosters commerce."

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