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House Committee Members: Airlines Should Stop Promoting ‘Distortions’ About GA

Nov. 21, 2007, Washington, DC - During a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing last week airline CEOs were advised to stop mischaracterizing and blaming general aviation (GA) for this year's record-setting airline delays


November 21, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 21, 2007, Washington, DC – During a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing last week to examine airline delays and customer service issues during the holiday travel period, airline CEOs were advised to stop mischaracterizing and blaming general aviation (GA) for this year's record-setting airline delays. At the hearing, Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) admonished airline executives for their ongoing public relations campaign to "distort" general aviation, and criticized the airlines for attempting to undermine GA's contributions to the system through the fuel tax. He also urged the airlines to "do what is right." Rep. Vern Ehlers (R-MI) told the airlines to "get off GA's back."

To review a document NBAA has assembled to challenge some of the airlines' mischaracterizations about GA and delays, visit:
http://web.nbaa.org/public/govt/userfees/fingerpointing.php