CALIFORNIA AVIATION ALLIANCE STRATEGIC PLAN
California Aviation Alliance (CAA) is a result of five statewide aviation
organizations working together to enhance the public awareness of the benefits
of aviation to all citizens and to increase the effectiveness of the aviation
industry in protecting and enhancing the aviation infrastructure in California.
CAA’s founders have guided the alliance through the successful
accomplishment of several actions that will enhance aviation in the state.
The group requested and received a commitment by the California
Department of Transportation to undertake a statewide socio-economic impact
study of aviation in California. It
sponsored and authored legislation to protect airports from closure and to
strengthen Airport Land Use Commission’s role in protecting airports and
surrounding communities. CAA has
garnered increased interest and enthusiasm from other California aviation
organizations. The alliance has worked together on a variety of issues and must
now extend beyond the work of the original group.
CAA must expand its horizons, membership, and communications techniques.
The Alliance must now devise a clear and ongoing vision for the future.
While CAA may formulate a strategic plan
with relative ease, implementation may be time consuming and require increased
commitment from its members. As
such, members must carefully consider the plan, its reality, and the time and
effort they might realistically offer.
Regardless of each member’s ability to
volunteer time, we cannot overlook the value and importance of a strategic plan.
We must develop this plan based on the collective input from each member
and, at this point, potential member. Upon
consensus and completion, the strategic plan will provide the framework for
guiding the development and direction of CAA.
Once implemented, CAA should
periodically review and, as necessary, modify the plan based upon national and
state changes within the aviation industry and changes at the grass roots level.
Proactive review and revision will enable the Alliance to continuously
direct its resources in a manner consistent with mutually defined goals.
The result will be - success.
The following is the basic structure and
fundamental components of the strategic business plan proposed for CAA.
California Aviation Alliance is an
informal association of aviation interest groups, associations, and business
organizations with a mutual interest in protecting and supporting aviation in
the State of California. A CAA
member shall name one representative and one alternate to interact with
designees of other CAA members.
is committed To Develop, Enhance and Protect Aviation Interests in the State of
communications networks (website, email, fax, phone).
a practical website that can aid in introducing the Alliance and facilitating
our daily communications needs.
and produce an annual “California Aviation Symposium” for the benefit and
participation of all segments of the aviation industry in California.
relationship with appropriate state legislative committees, state agencies and
statewide organizations and associations having an interest in aviation issues.
relations and networking opportunity among all sectors of California’s
aviation, both General Aviation and Air Carrier, as important forms of
transportation and communication tools to state and local legislators, public
officials and the public.
the character, knowledge, and enthusiasm of California youth by promoting each
member association’s youth programs.
to earmark state tax revenue collected from aviation sources for aviation use.
CAA an open, simple, and fluid alliance of aviation groups.
monitor, and review state and local legislation pertaining to aviation and
- Participate in
obtaining federal funds for aviation systems improvement and maintenance.
- Solidify CAA’s organization and communications systems.
- Effectively amend and pass Senate Bill-1084 to enhance land use planning
in the vicinity of airports
- Assist and advise Caltrans Aeronautics in the update of the Airport Land
Use Commission Land Use Planning Hand Book and in developing the Statewide
Aviation Socio-Economic Study.
- Respond to anticipated legislation affecting airport noise issues.
- Continue developing pro-active participation in aviation issues by
California’s aviation community.
- Participate in development of aeronautics evaluation criteria regulations
new or expanded school sites in California as a result of passage of
- Identify, contact, and develop a working relationship with legislators,
legislative staff and government officials in an effort to educate them to the
needs and importance of aviation.
- Foster the safe and efficient growth of aviation.
- Seek legislation to redirect aviation related tax revenues to address
aviation infrastructure needs throughout the state.
- Preserve airports and surrounding neighborhoods through strengthened land