Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, will be the featured speaker at the May 21 meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club, where he will discuss the global outlook for general aviation manufacturing
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Bunce and his staff travel worldwide to promote general aviation to national leaders and policy makers, and to serve GAMA’s international membership of 62 airframe, avionics, engine and component manufacturers.
Recently, GAMA and the National Business Aviation Association launched an advocacy campaign called “No Plane No Gain,” designed to reinforce the value of business aviation to American workers, policymakers, companies and communities across the U.S., as Bunce plans to explain to the Aero Club.
In launching the new campaign, Bunce has said, the contributions of business aviation to the nation’s employment, commerce, competitiveness and health are profound but not always well understood. “We [launched] this educational campaign to get the word out that business aviation is working for America,” he explained. “It is responsible for well over one million manufacturing and service jobs and is one of the few industries that contributes positively to our nation’s balance of trade. It is also serving as a lifeline for communities, all across the country, that are seeing scheduled airline service being reduced or eliminated.”