Aero-Betrayal? NetJets Comes Out In Support Of AIRR Act, Privatization | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 10.12.17

Airborne 10.16.17

Airborne 10.17.17

Airborne 10.11.17

Airborne 10.12.17

Airborne 10.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 10.10.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 10.12.17

Airborne 10.16.17

Airborne 10.17.17

Airborne 10.11.17

Airborne 10.12.17

Airborne 10.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 10.10.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Aero-Betrayal? NetJets Comes Out In Support Of AIRR Act, Privatization

Writes Letter To Chairman Shuster Expressing Support For The Bill

NetJets Aviation today split from much of the GA and Business Aviation community and announced its support for the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997) which is expected to be taken up in the House of Representatives this month.

In the letter from NetJets to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) the company cites what it says is the United States’ "outdated air traffic control system and budget uncertainties" as reasons for its support of the bill.

The letter states, “We appreciate your work to ensure the continued safety and innovation of our airspace, all while preserving the interests of general aviation; namely, an improved board selection process, an exemption from user fees for general aviation, and access protection for small airports.”

In a news release, Chairman Shuster reiterated his position that the bill has bipartisan support, including some prominent backers of GA. “I welcome the support for our bill from the world leader in business general aviation,” Shuster said. “My colleagues and I, including GA pilot Congressman Sam Graves, went to great lengths to make sure this bill protects the interests of the general aviation community and included every legislative request they asked for. Today’s letter from NetJets, a leader in general aviation, reflects those efforts. With this bill, we will improve aviation for all users of the system.

“I continue to be encouraged by the growing support I see when my colleagues and I talk with Members of Congress and outside stakeholders, and are given the opportunity to clear up the misinformation being used by a few Washington special interest groups to oppose FAA reform.”

Shuster added, “As the letter mentions, our bill explicitly ensures guaranteed access to airspace and absolutely no user fees for general aviation, as well as strong GA representation on the air traffic control service board. This legislation is critical to maintaining America’s lead in aviation, growing American jobs and American innovation, and ensuring the improvement of our inefficient air traffic control service for every single user of the aviation system, including our unique and vital GA community and our rural communities.”

In the meantime, industry sources indicate bewilderment over what many consider to be an abject betrayal of the GA and BizAv communities... with many wondering what Shuster, known for being a coercive political operator -- even to the point of threatening fellow legislators and aviation organizations, may have offered NetJets to get this level of support -- even though the letter was written by an Executive VP and NOT the CEO.

(Source: House Transportation Committee news release)

FMI: transportation.house.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.17): Nonapproach Control Tower

Nonapproach Control Tower Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace. The primary function of a nonapproach co>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 10.10.17: Boeing Buying Aurora, DJI Privacy Mode, UAS Delivery

Also: UAS Firefighting, Self-Driving Cars, Karma Drone Follows, Futuristic Unmanned Aircraft, 50-mile UTM Corridor Boeing has announced that it will acquire Aurora Flight Sciences >[...]

ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You! For the better part of a dozen years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other ne>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.16.17)

Aero Linx: The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) was incorporated as a Non-Profit, 501 (c) 19 veterans organization in Was>[...]

AMA Drone Report 10.12.17: NTSB--Drone v Blackhawk, City Drops Reg, DJI Privacy

Also: PassengerDrone, FAA Reauthorization Extension, UAS Pilot Certification, Workhorse Surefly The NTSB is now offering public details of the alleged collision between a hobby dro>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC