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The Big Three had an impact; I won't blame the Big Three, I blame Capitol Hill. They're effort at jet bashing was very successful. It's had an impact. One example is, in the past the big cabin airplanes weren't as affected during a recession as the small and medium cabin airplanes. They seemed to be a market unto themselves and almost insulated from downturns compared to the others.

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									                                                      Connecting Airports, Businesses, Their People & Suppliers
                                                                                                                           volume 23 number 7

Publisher.. .......................................................................................Missy Zingsheim


EDITORIAL
                                                                     Missy.Zingsheim@cygnuspub.com
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Editorial Director ......................................................................... John F. Infanger
                                                                                                                           I N S I D E t h e FENCE                                                                      John F. Infanger,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Editorial Director

                                                                           John.Infanger@cygnuspub.com
                                                                                                       512-461-7266             Outtakes with insights ... thoughts    contracting because of this. It could       and worthwhile
Assistant Editor ............................................................................ Brad McAllister
                                                                Brad.McAllister@cygnuspub.com
                                                                                                                           that didn’t make the cover story ...        be when we come out on the other            goal. We’d like
                                                                                    800-547-7377 ext. 1370                      This issue’s cover story features      side that the total employment level of     people to focus
Columnist ............................................................................................. Ralph Hood
                                                                                       ralph@ralphhood.com
                                                                                                                           insights from six aviation trade asso-      this industry could be 20 percent lower     on it being a
SALES                                                                                                                      ciation leaders and one business avia-      than it was when we entered this in late    scarce resource
National Accounts Manager.........................................................................Tina Wagner              tion analyst. Here are a few of their       2008. And those folks will go off into      — how do we
                                                                           Tina.Wagner@cygnuspub.com
                                                                                                        920-563-1621       thoughts from the editing file.             other unrelated industries and really       make it less scarce?
Classified Advertising..................................................................................Bennett Davis           • Brian Foley, Brian Foley             be lost to us forever.”                           • NATA’s Jim Coyne:
                                                                        Bennett.Davis@cygnusb2b.com                        Associates:                                      • NBAA’s Ed Bolen:                           “I just became an airport commis-
                                                                                                         920-568-8325
National Automotive & Truck Manager.....................................................Tom Lutzke
                                                                                                                                “The Big Three had an impact; I             “We’ve got work to do. We think        sioner for an airport in Massachusetts.
                                                                                      630-484-8040                         won’t blame the Big Three, I blame          a community that actively speaks out        I’ve been to a couple of meetings and
International Representative ..........................................................Lutz Krampitz
                                 Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece
                                                                                                                           Capitol Hill. They’re effort at jet bash-   about the value of its airplanes is posi-   it’s pretty obvious in that environment
                                                                  krampitz@krampitzvv.com                                  ing was very successful. It’s had an        tive. Programs like GA Serves America,      that there is a real nervousness about
International Sales Representative .......................................... Stephanie Painter
                                         UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Netherlands
                                                                                                                           impact. One example is, in the past the     which we think complements very nice-       the next couple of years. Declining
                                                          stephanie@painter-lowe.com.                                      big cabin airplanes weren’t as affected     ly ‘noplanenogain’, those types of pub-     airline revenues for a lot of airports
List Rentals .................................................................................. Elizabeth Jackson
                                              phone: 847-492-1350 ext. 18 • fax: 847-492-0085
                                                                                                                           during a recession as the small and         lic relations programs; a willingness on    is putting scores of them in a really,
                                                                   e-mail: ejackson@meritdirect.com                        medium cabin airplanes. They seemed         the part of the community to speak out      really tight spot right now.
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                                                                                                                           to be a market unto themselves and          about the value of business aviation to           • AAAE’s Todd Hauptli:
http://www.magreprints.com/quickquote.aspx?ID=cygnus                                                                       almost insulated from downturns             their company; all of those things are            “Today, aviation contributes about
                                                                                                                           compared to the others. But due to          important in addressing that issue.         4 percent to global greenhouse gas
PRODUCTION
Graphic Designer ................................................................................. Kayla White             the bashing on Capitol Hill, the big             “It is a fundamental issue for us      emissions — less than cattle and farm-
Production Services Rep. ............................................................. Carmen Seeber                       cabin guys were affected by compa-          right now. I think how it is handled        ing. Aviation must continue to trim
                                                           Carmen.Seeber@cygnuspub.com
ADMINISTRATIVE
                                                                                                                           nies that typically buy them and were       will have an impact on where we are         emissions, and we’re working togeth-
Administrative Assistant ............................................................. Michelle Endres                     a bit spooked by the scrutiny that the      five years from now.                        er with other stakeholders, including
CIRCULATION                                                                                                                government was giving to business jet            “The last Administration proposed      aircraft operators and manufacturers.
Group Circulation Manager .......................................................... Jackie Dandoy
Circulation Manager ..................................................................... Debbie Dumke                     operators. Thanks to Washington, all        slot auctions in New York. We think         Airports can control only so much —
CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA
                                                                                                                           classes of cabins have been affected by     the focus should be on things we can        we don’t pick aircraft routings or types
CFO.......................................................................................................... James Ogle   this downturn.                              do to expand capacity rather than           of aircraft used, for instance.”
VP, Human Resources ............................................................... Judy Heidebrecht
VP, Manufacturing & Information Technology ............................... Tom Martin
                                                                                                                                “Sadly, our industry is actually  
								
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