Lobbying

October 18, 2012 - 10:57am
President Obama

Virtually every industry and profession in America enjoys the backing of an association and its lobbyists. And it doesn’t matter whether those lobbyists represent funeral directors, textile manufacturers, dairy farmers or dental consultants.

August 16, 2012 - 3:20pm

Superior Aviation Beijing Co. Ltd., the Chinese company vying to buy Hawker Beechcraft, has hired Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Locke Lord Strategies to represent it on “aviation issues” in the U.S. Capitol. Locke Lord is also providing legal advice to Superior as it works to finalize its $1.79 billion deal for the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer. According to the lobbying registration report, Locke Lord partners Phil Rivers, Mark Siegel and Shane Doucet, as well as senior policy adviser Walter Smith Jr., are handling the account.

September 28, 2010 - 11:56am

It’s no news to AIN readers that business aviation has taken a sound thrashing since the recession tightened its grip a couple of years ago. In this special report, we look at how business aviation has dealt with the bad press, hostile politics and sour economic outlook that began when the three “bizjet beggars” from Detroit made headlines in late 2008.

May 3, 2010 - 6:03am

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is challenging legislators and politicians to cooperate more with carriers when formulating regulations rather than “continue persecuting” operators and risk reducing global competitiveness.

April 15, 2010 - 12:24pm

The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) is looking for a new chief executive to replace Guy Lachlan, who will be leaving the organization in late June to pursue an opportunity outside aviation. BBGA has more than 160 member companies and represents a business and general aviation industry that is estimated to generate more than $5.3 billion for the UK economy.

November 25, 2009 - 7:48am

The alphabet organizations that champion the cause of aviation to elected officials and government agencies can’t do it all alone. That was the message at a recent Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) meeting held at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y.

May 6, 2009 - 6:20am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has reorganized its management team following departure last month of CEO Eric Mandemaker. The Brussels-based organization announced on April 2 that he had left the organization “with immediate effect by mutual consent.”

April 7, 2009 - 12:04pm

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) yesterday reorganized its management team following the April 2 departure of CEO Eric Mandemaker. The Brussels-based organization said that he had left the organization “with immediate effect by mutual consent.” EBAA will not directly replace Mandemaker, who took the post in October 2007, and president Brian Humphries will jointly hold the role of CEO.

September 26, 2007 - 10:46am

Mark Wilson, chief executive of the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), is set to leave the organization this month to assume a new position as director of regulatory affairs with NetJets Europe. Wilson joined the General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association in 2003 and led its merger with the UK’s Business Aircraft Users Association to create BBGA.

September 11, 2007 - 11:17am

Mark Wilson, chief executive of the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), plans to leave the organization in mid-October to take a new position as director of regulatory affairs with NetJets Europe. Wilson joined the General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association in 2003 and led its merger with the UK’s Business Aircraft Users Association to create BBGA.

 
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