General Aviation Industry United in Opposition to Renewed User Fee Proposal

A joint letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House and Senate, urging them to abandon a proposal to charge a $25 "departure fee" on both airline and general aviation flights.

In their letter, the leaders conclude, "We urge you not to create an expensive new federal collection bureaucracy that will need to be funded on the backs of general aviation operators in the name of deficit reduction. It is a nonsensical and self-defeating approach. "For general aviation, fuel taxes work – user fees do not. There has to be a way for our industry to pay at the pump rather than creating a new federal collection bureaucracy. Please do not destroy a great national asset and critical industry."

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