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Media Advisory: Sen. Grassley and Reps. Latham, Boswell, King and Braley To Attend General Aviation Rally

GAMA NEWS 11-32 For Immediate Release: Aug 11, 2011

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 11, 2011 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), in partnership with Rockwell Collins, is holding a general aviation (GA) rally featuring Senator Charles Grassley and Representatives Tom Latham, Leonard Boswell, Steve King and Bruce Braley. 

The rally will be hosted by Clay Jones, president & CEO of Rockwell Collins.  Mr. Jones will be joined by Daphne Falletti, president of Goodrich Corporation’s Engine Components division.  Both Rockwell Collins and Goodrich Corporation have general aviation manufacturing facilities in Iowa.

A crowd of over 300 general aviation employees and enthusiasts will gather at the Rockwell Collins Flight Operations Center along with many local community and business leaders.

General aviation contributes more than $1.4 billion to the state’s economy annually and GA manufacturers alone employ more than 2,000 Iowans.  Nationwide, the general aviation industry contributes more than $150 billion to the U.S. economy each year and supports 1.2 million jobs.

Date:   Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rally:   9:30 – 10:15 a.m. CDT

Location:    Rockwell Collins Flight Operations Center
                      2815 Lippisch Place, SW
                      Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

RSVP:   Please register via phone to 877-898-2612

Media Contacts:
GAMA:  Katie Pribyl, 202-393-1500,
Rockwell Collins: Josh Baynes, 319-263-9132,
Event Logistics:  Lynn Stone, 877-898-2612,

Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.