NBAA Urges Protest of General Aviation User Fees

Business Jet Traveler » June 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007 - 5:00am

National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen is urging the association's members to protest what he calls a "sweetheart deal" for the airlines that would increase user fees for general aviation. To facilitate such protest, the NBAA has developed a tool on its Web site (www.nbaa.org) that makes it easy for business aviation operators to e-mail their congressional representatives.

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