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General Aviation Leader Endorses 21st Century AIRR Act

Washington, D.C., October 4, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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NetJets Aviation, Inc., the world leader in private and business general aviation, today announced its support for the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), bipartisan FAA reform and reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up in the House of Representatives this month.

A letter from NetJets to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) cites the United States’ outdated air traffic control system and budget uncertainties as reasons for NetJets’ support of the bill.

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NetJets Aviation, Inc., the world leader in private and business general aviation, today announced its support for the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), bipartisan FAA reform and reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up in the House of Representatives this month.

A letter from NetJets to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) cites the United States’ outdated air traffic control system and budget uncertainties as reasons for NetJets’ support of the bill.

The letter states, “We appreciate your work to ensure the continued safety and innovation of our airspace, all while preserving the interests of general aviation; namely, an improved board selection process, an exemption from user fees for general aviation, and access protection for small airports.”

“The 21st Century AIRR Act has significant, broad, and bipartisan support, and that support continues to grow by the day.  I welcome the support for our bill from the world leader in business general aviation,” Shuster said.  “My colleagues and I, including GA pilot Congressman Sam Graves, went to great lengths to make sure this bill protects the interests of the general aviation community and included every legislative request they asked for.  Today’s letter from NetJets, a leader in general aviation, reflects those efforts.  With this bill, we will improve aviation for all users of the system.”

“I continue to be encouraged by the growing support I see when my colleagues and I talk with Members of Congress and outside stakeholders, and are given the opportunity to clear up the misinformation being used by a few Washington special interest groups to oppose FAA reform.”

Shuster added, “As the letter mentions, our bill explicitly ensures guaranteed access to airspace and absolutely no user fees for general aviation, as well as strong GA representation on the air traffic control service board.  This legislation is critical to maintaining America’s lead in aviation, growing American jobs and American innovation, and ensuring the improvement of our inefficient air traffic control service for every single user of the aviation system, including our unique and vital GA community and our rural communities.”

 


Click here to read the NetJets letter.

Click here for Chairman Shuster’s speech on the House floor yesterday outlining how the Committee included every legislative request from general aviation in the 21st Century AIRR Act.

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