WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched a grassroots campaign in response to the House Transportation Committee’s FAA reauthorization proposal to establish a user fee-funded air traffic control corporation.
The legislation — which poses a significant threat to the entire general aviation community — will be considered Thursday, Feb. 11, by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
NATA created a special webpage — NATA.aero/NoCorporation — to provide additional information and steps general aviation businesses can take to contact their elected representatives in opposition to this proposal.
“The hour has rarely been graver for general aviation and we are calling on all aviation businesses to join us,” said NATA President Thomas Hendricks. “Your immediate personal outreach to your elected representatives is critical to staving off the corporatization of ATC and the imposition of user fees on segments of general aviation. We want make it clear that industry insiders don’t get to decide the future of our nation’s air traffic control system.”