GA defended as source of jobs in Pennsylvania

02/27/2009 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Corporate Air, of West Mifflin, Pa., plans to expand its GA maintenance and repair center this year, but a company official says all the industry-bashing coming out of Washington has made such growth a dicey proposition. "I'm so frustrated about the images of the greedy CEO, smoking cigars and drinking champagne on his private jet," said Mike Vargo, Corporate Air's sales and marketing director. Edward Kilkeary, a pilot and president of L.J. Aviation in nearby Latrobe, Pa., agrees. "The people I'm flying are just trying to manage their business, often with less people," he said.

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