Dear GBAA Member,
Your industry needs your help.
On Feb. 4, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster introduced his FAA reauthorization bill, H.R. 4441. The legislation, which is strongly supported by the airlines, calls for the privatization of our nation’s ATC system, and funds the new system through user fees.
Some important things you should know about this proposal:
* A new Board will be created to oversee the privatized system. As proposed, the commercial airlines and their pilots would control the greatest number of seats on this board enabling them to promote their own business interests,
* User fees have long been proven to be a flawed concept to fair and equitable funding of the ATC system, and
* Precedent has been set in other countries who have implemented the same model. In every case, business aviation has been negatively impacted in added cost, reduced access, and its interests not being addressed.
This proposal’s plan to privatize ATC is such a pronounced threat for the future ability of business aviation to fly when and where it needs to, that GBAA is compelled to oppose the legislation. I am asking you to write your members of Congress and let them know that you also oppose H.R. 4441. The following link will take you to a NBAA webpage where you can contact your congressmen and voice your opposition. Oppose H.R. 4441 to Privatize ATC at https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/contact/
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