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Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey
June 29, 2011
We’re disturbed by President Obama’s remarks on business aviation today. It seems odd that he would undermine the aviation industry one day after visiting Alcoa’s factory and praising the workers who make parts and materials that are critical to producing business jets. General aviation plays an important role in our economy and took a substantial hit in the recent recession. We feel that disparaging comments from the president regarding business jet users are not conducive to promoting jobs, investment and economic growth.