Fri, Apr 16, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives
from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Virtually all of the problems with
the air traffic control system cited in the USA Today editorial are
problems of the airlines' own making. The delays that the FAA and
the airlines are already forecasting for this summer are largely
due to the hub-and-spoke system that the major airlines rely on.
The hub-and-spoke system creates unrealistic arrival and departure
schedules at the major hub airports. Summertime storms only
compound the problem."
Source: Phil Boyer, writing on behalf of the
AOPA in USA Today. He was responding to an editorial that accused
GA pilots of not paying their full weight when it comes to
government-provided aviation services. The paper's opinion quoted a
recent in-flight magazine article by Northwest Airlines CEO Richard
Anderson, blaming GA for the predicted long, hot summer a lot of
passengers will spend this year waiting for flights that have been
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