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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: February 25, 2020 04:33 PM
From: Senator Gene Yaw
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing August 19th, 2020 as “Aviation Day” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
In the near future, I will offer a Resolution recognizing August 19th, 2020 as “Aviation Day” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania ranks 13th in the country in the number of public-use aviation facilities with 127 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases. The 127 public-use facilities provide an annual economic impact of $23.6 billion to the state. The aviation industry also supports more than 300,000 jobs making it one of the largest employment sectors in the state. Pennsylvania also supports the state’s 243 private-use airports and 280 private-use heliports.

Additionally, I have the privilege of representing the home of Lycoming Engines, located in Williamsport. Inspired by Charles Lindberg’s trans-Atlantic flight, Lycoming began developing aviation aircraft engines following years developing automobile engines in the early 1900’s. Lycoming piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet – both rotary-wing and fixed-wing. Lycoming also provides engines for military training schools and other specialized applications.

Aviation Day provides an annual opportunity to pay tribute to the individuals, including many who I represent, who have contributed so much to this industry.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SR340