Call to Action: Tell Congress to Oppose FAA User Fees

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Call to Action: Tell Congress to Oppose FAA User Fees

Postby Sean_Caranna » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:33 am

Ed Bolen, President NBAA wrote:A recently released FAA funding proposal represents one of the greatest threats business aviation has ever faced. To keep this proposal from becoming law, you need to take action now.

The recent news excerpts alongside this message demonstrate that airline lobbying has succeeded in getting the FAA to unveil a funding plan that gives the giant airlines a major tax break while imposing massive tax hikes and onerous new user fees on the businesses that rely on general aviation.

The airlines' FAA plan also dramatically reduces Congressional authority over the air traffic system, gives airlines a bigger say in FAA operations, and establishes a huge new multi-billion dollar bureaucracy to assess and collect user fees.

NBAA is fighting this toxic mix of massive tax increases, user fees and airline power, but our success depends on you. Your elected officials need to hear from you about the airlines' FAA proposal, because you can be sure that every Member of Congress is hearing from the big airlines and their army of lobbyists.

Please take a minute to voice your opposition to the airlines' FAA proposal by using NBAA's online resource for communicating with Congress (if you have used the resource before, I urge you to use it again to send a new letter that has been prepared specific to the FAA proposal). To access Contact Congress, visit:

Once you have accessed the resource, fill in the information requested and NBAA's software will automatically prepare an email you can send to your Senators and your House Representative in opposition to the big airlines' radical scheme. You can edit the letter before sending it if you wish.

I also urge you to forward this email to others you know who care about the future of business aviation in the United States. Encourage them to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill. If we act collectively, we can not only defeat the big airlines' FAA plan, but modernize our air traffic control system to ensure that all Americans have access to the largest, safest and most efficient aviation system in the world.


Ed Bolen
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National Business Aviation Association
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