Secondly, we must ensure continued congressional oversight of FAA programs to ensure the money is used wisely. More money does not always mean a better system. I have enormous respect for FAA Administrator Jane Garvey and her efforts to steer many of FAA's modernization programs. But we must have a permanent, institutional process to ensure that success occurs in all program areas and under future Administrators.
I cannot conceive of a circumstance where I would support increased taxes on the aviation community. The one possible exception would be with respect to the Passenger Facility Charge, where I am willing to consider an increase if we unlock the Aviation Trust Fund and find it still cannot provide sufficient resources to make necessary airport improvements.
A recent DOT Inspector General report found that 75 percent of commercial flights on major routes now take longer than they did a decade ago. My goal is to reverse that trend.
Chance for Relief Initiatives being pushed in the U.S. House offer long-term funding solutions for airports, states BY Henry M. Ogrodzinski, President & CEO, Nasao June 1999...
Industry Comment By Sen. John McCain, Chairman, Senate Commerce Committee March 1999 On his 2-year authorization bill, and the potential for longer term legislation ... This...
FAA 'Funding Crisis' Manufactured by the Administration and the Airlines, Claims World's Largest Aviation Organization
Phil Boyer of AOPA said the FAA budget proposal would set the stage for a radical new user-fee based funding system and dramatic tax increases for aviation users.
'Year of Aviation' With raised expectations, industry looks for long-term funding reform. Here are the basics of the debate BY John F. Infanger, Editorial Director March 1999...