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AOPA opposes airline-proposed commission on ATC 'reform'AOPA opposes airline-proposed commission on ATC 'reform'

AOPA opposes airline-proposed commission on ATC 'reform'

AOPA President Phil Boyer joined other general aviation industry leaders in telling Senate Appropriations Chairman Ted Stevens that an airline proposal to create yet another commission on air traffic control reform is misguided.

In a letter sent Friday, Boyer told Chairman Stevens, a pilot and AOPA member, that supporters of the so-called "Air Traffic Control Reform Commission" are inaccurately portraying general aviation's position.

AOPA believes the proposal is really just another airline attempt to create a user fee-funded air traffic control system.

Proponents want the proposed commission attached to the Senate Transportation Appropriations bill scheduled to be "marked up" by that committee on Tuesday.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined AOPA in opposing the ATC Reform Commission.

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June 12, 2000

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