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March 23, 2007
During the House aviation subcommittee hearing on March 21, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) expressed his concern about the FAA's proposed avgas tax hike. "I'm concerned about general aviation," said Rep. Buchanan. "You [the FAA] talk about your tax increase, but you don't talk about what everyone is actually paying for fuel.... If we drive a lot of people out of this industry, including the FBOs, what have we really done to increase revenues [to the FAA]? I'm for sharing the [tax] burden, but I want to make sure that at the end of the day, there are enough gallons being bought." "Rep. Buchanan is an important ally in this battle," said AOPA President Phil Boyer, "and we're pleased that he's sticking up for GA pilots by voicing his opposition to the FAA's proposal."
March 23, 2007
FAA Financial and Regulatory
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.