John Thune

August 15, 2013 - 3:10pm

As part of a grass-roots effort to promote business aviation interests, NBAA representatives are meeting with U.S. congressional leaders who are currently spending time in their home states during an annual recess.

The latest such effort was on Tuesday at a roundtable held in Sioux Falls, S.D. There, NBAA director of legislative affairs Dick Doubrava joined Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and other industry stakeholders to discuss the economic importance of general aviation, including business aviation, to the state.

December 8, 2011 - 3:08pm

The European Union Court of Justice has moved up the date it plans to issue a final ruling on Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) to December 21, according to a Reuters article

September 2, 2011 - 11:58am
The White House needs to continue to hear general aviation's message. (Photo

When President Obama was in his business aviation-bashing mode earlier this year, the general aviation industry countered with a rally in Wichita that attracted more than 2,000 GA workers. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was there, and he lauded the importance of general aviation manufacturers to the state of Kansas and the U.S. industrial base as a whole.

January 10, 2008 - 10:08am

In the upheaval over the remarks by ex-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), who learned to fly as a teenager, was named as his replacement.

Although Lott (R-Miss.) resigned his post as leader, he remains in the Senate and has muscled his way into the chairmanship of the Senate aviation subcommittee, displacing Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), who was thought to be in line for the position.

February 8, 2007 - 4:53am

• So, President George W. Bush won the election and will serve four more years in the White House. Cabinet changes are the subject of speculation, but Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta’s name has not surfaced as of press time. Troubled by back problems, Mineta may or may not stay on.

 
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