“The issue centers around our willingness to impose on general aviation the same kind of security we have at commercial airports. The general aviation community seems to resist that. They seem to feel that because they have so many members they have enough power behind them to make the rules themselves.”
— Charles Slepian, chief executive officer of the Foreseeable Risk Analysis Center in Manhattan.
“At the end of the day, it’s not about being first to market, it’s about getting it right in the first place.”
— Piper President and CEO James Bass when announcing the company’s VLJ, the PiperJet.
“General aviation plays an indispensable role in contributing to the vitality of the U.S. economy and now we are seeing GA playing an ever increasing role in the global marketplace.”
— Pete Bunce, president and CEO, General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
“I want to keep my options open, but I have to tell you, I heard very loud and clear today how user fees might have a negative impact on the general aviation community.”
— New U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters during a tour of a Cessna plant in Wichita.