CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JSSI, the world's leading provider of support and financial services to the business aviation industry, released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's attack on business aviation during last night's Presidential debate in Denver.
"President Obama clearly does not understand the full economic impact that the business aviation industry has on the broader U.S. economy," stated JSSI Chairman Lou Seno. "These tools of commerce are not toys for the rich; rather, they are vital assets that allow small- and mid-sized businesses to sell both domestically and globally. Moreover, business aviation is one of the few bright spots in both domestic manufacturing and our export economy, contributing to $150 billion in the industry's overall economic impact. It's an industry that supports 1.2 million American jobs, and President Obama's decision to demonize it last night jeopardizes those jobs."
Seno continued: "President Obama's lack of appreciation for business aviation clearly indicates that he does not understand how business is conducted, both in the U.S. and around the world. Business aviation is the grease that allows a tremendous amount of business to operate smoothly, and by demagoguing it, the President is attacking some of America's best-known global brands such as Gulfstream, Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft."
"If the President is as committed to growing the American economy as he claims, it is time to stop attacking business aviation and time to start supporting a growing industry that is vital to our future," Seno concluded.
About Jet Support Services, Inc.
Founded in 1989, JSSI is the only hourly cost maintenance provider covering virtually all makes and models of business aircraft, engines and APUs. JSSI provides its customers with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft, including jets, turbo-props and turbine- powered helicopters. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors. For more information please visit www.jetsupport.com.