NBAA's Bolen Reiterates GA's Support For ATC Modernization | 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

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 07.18.16

Airborne 07.19.16

Airborne 07.20.16

Airborne 07.21.16

Airborne 07.22.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 07.18.16

Airborne 07.19.16

Airborne 07.20.16

Airborne 07.21.16

Airborne 07.22.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

Fri, Feb 29, 2008

NBAA's Bolen Reiterates GA's Support For ATC Modernization

Says Senator's "Suggestion" Isn't Based On Facts

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen reiterated Thursday the general aviation community's support for aviation system modernization, a topic of discussion at a Congressional hearing.

"Unfortunately, a suggestion was made at today's hearing that general aviation is an obstacle to modernization," Bolen said. "That simply is not the case."

Bolen refers to comments made by Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV), who said an FAA reauthorization plan stood no chance of passing in 2007 "based on the GA community's inability to compromise" on agreeing to a $25-per-flight user fee for most turbine aircraft flying under IFR flight plans, as called for under the Senate reauthorization bill S.1300.

Contradicting the senator's assertions, Bolen noted general aviation has been united in supporting funding provisions in two Congressional modernization proposals, H.R. 2881 and S.2345, because the bills tie a 65-percent tax increase on general aviation fuel taxes directly to system transformation -- while wisely avoiding the creation of a giant, expensive and overly burdensome user fee bureaucracy.

"The fuel tax is a proven, efficient means for general aviation to pay at the pump for use of the system," Bolen said. "These two Congressional proposals build on the time-tested fuel tax to provide additional revenues for FAA funding and aviation system improvements."

Bolen (right) also called into question an FAA study referenced during the hearing, which provides a flawed analysis of the amount general aviation currently pays for its use of the system.

"First, FAA data shows that general aviation pays approximately nine percent of the revenues into the aviation Trust Fund - not the three percent quoted today," Bolen said. "But equally important, the methodology used in the study is at odds with mainstream economic practices and the guidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Even the Governmental Accountability Office - the watchdog for Congress - has said the conclusions in the study can't be fully substantiated.

"NBAA and the rest of the general aviation community have long supported aviation system modernization," Bolen said. "We will continue to work with members of the Commerce Committee, and everyone in Congress, to get a final FAA reauthorization bill that will provide much-needed improvements to the nation's air traffic infrastructure."

FMI: www.nbaa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.21.16: KC46 Update, Fly A P40 at AirVenture?, Runway Conditions

Also: ANN 2016 Oshkosh Schedule, Airplane Efficiency, Federal Excise Tax, A320neo, Jet Demos, 100+ Exoplanets, CFM's $8.2B Deal The KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker program moved closer>[...]

Teens With Drone Help Solve Boat Theft

Followed The Suspects As Far As They Could And Alerted Police Two teenagers with a camera-equipped UAV helped police catch some suspected boat thieves this week on Camano Island in>[...]

Airborne 07.22.16: ONE Aviation New Jet, Drone Pilot Nabbed, Stemme Twin Voyager

Also: AEA Giveaway, 44 Trips To OSH, Airbus Drones, Future Pilots, NTSB Training, Air BP, Boeing Forecast, ALPA Milestone ONE Aviation has provided ANN with the initial outline for>[...]

EAA Raises The Bar -- Accessible Safety STC Adds More Aircraft, More Devices

STC Can Be Ordered Online Starting Right Now We knew it was coming and we're glad to see it coming along so well and siwiftly... EAA has announced several much anticipated updates >[...]

Airborne 07.22.16: ONE Aviation New Jet, Drone Pilot Nabbed, Stemme Twin Voyager

Also: AEA Giveaway, 44 Trips To OSH, Airbus Drones, Future Pilots, NTSB Training, Air BP, Boeing Forecast, ALPA Milestone ONE Aviation has provided ANN with the initial outline for>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC