The Air Transport Association (ATA), the trade association that represents the airlines, began running television advertisements in airports around the country, late in May.
The numbers don’t add up: Airlines claim they pay 95% of ATC costs, but FAA numbers prove that’s false
WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was pilot misjudgment, incomplete planning, and airmanship that caused the accident last October in which Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor, Tyler Stanger, died when their Cirrus SR20 hit an apartment building in Manhattan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Management of the FAA and its controllers have been at loggerheads for many months. Now a report in The Washington Post reveals groups of other employees, as well, have problems with management.
Are we preaching to the choir? Some say general public needs to be included in debate about user fees
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The current differences over user fees and air traffic control modernization is not an aviation issue, but an air commerce matter, a former FAA administrator declared at a forum sponsored here by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Use fees get cold shoulder from lawmakers: Speculation already exists that reauthorization bill won’t be ready by deadline
WASHINGTON, D.C. — “”My intention is to give it a decent burial.”"
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Opening salvos in the FAA reauthorization/user fee battle were fired March 8 in the Senate Aviation Subcommittee and it quickly became clear the coming months will see aggressive actions by all sides in the controversy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The user fee/fuel tax issue is consuming much of the time and energy of aviation advocates here but, win or lose the battle, general aviation will continue to have difficult struggles with the airlines for months — or perhaps years — to come.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American airline industry is closer to getting what it wants — user fees for general aviation — now that President Bush’s budget officially calls for taxes and fees on users of air traffic control facilities, instead of the ticket tax on passengers and a fuel tax on general aviation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some members of Congress want general aviation to undergo the same security checks as airline passengers — and the head of the Transportation Security Administration told senators that TSA is “”looking at steps”" to improve its general aviation tactics, and added that “”a more robust plan”" is on the way.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This is going to be a busy year in Washington for aviation. Expect confrontations between various segments of aviation, between the FAA and some of its employees, between the government and some users, between the FAA and certificate holders, and possibly within the political parties.