Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater called a second summit meeting yesterday to discuss airline delays, this time involving representatives from the "low-cost" and regional airlines, consumer organizations, and AOPA and other aviation industry representatives. AOPA reiterated that general aviation doesn't contribute to airline delays. And AOPA Vice President of Government and Technical Affairs Dennis Roberts told Secretary Slater and FAA Administrator Jane Garvey that they must not disregard the impacts on general aviation if the FAA changes the ATC system. "Don't fix a problem in one place and create a new problem elsewhere," Roberts said. AOPA will monitor any proposed changes to ensure the GA access to airspace is preserved.
August 28, 2000