January 2006

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Why They Want Users Fees

Sunday, January 29, 2006
Airlines let fly over taxes, fees
As government eyes reforms, struggling industry gets loud
BY SUSAN TODD
The Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger

It may be one of the longest running gripes in business. The U.S. airlines are fuming over the special taxes the federal government collects to pay for the nation’s air traffic control system. Under the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, Continental, American, JetBlue and others pay a variety of excise taxes, passing the brunt of them along to passengers as part of the price of flying.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

FAA ESTABLISHES 300-NM TFR ON SOUTHERN U.S. BORDER

The FAA has established a “temporary” flight restriction (TFR) along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and New Mexico. The TFR is in effect from 12,000 to 14,000 feet and is active from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily. What makes it so ominous is its size and duration. The 300-nm-long corridor, 17-nm wide in most places, is to prevent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol unmanned surveillance aircraft (UAVs) from colliding with other civilian aircraft. But this TFR hardly seems “temporary.”

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

FAA ESTABLISHES 300-NM TFR ON SOUTHERN U.S. BORDER

The FAA has established a “temporary” flight restriction (TFR) along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and New Mexico. The TFR is in effect from 12,000 to 14,000 feet and is active from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily. What makes it so ominous is its size and duration. The 300-nm-long corridor, 17-nm wide in most places, is to prevent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol unmanned surveillance aircraft (UAVs) from colliding with other civilian aircraft. But this TFR hardly seems “temporary.”

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Mineta’s Speech to the Aero Club- User Fees!

January 26, 2006 – Although user fees have been rejected by Congress and the general aviation community on an almost-yearly basis over the past decade, EAA officials are extremely concerned following U.S Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s speech to the Aero Club of Washington (D.C.) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in which he seemed to float the idea once again.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Mineta’s Speech to the Aero Club- User Fees!

January 26, 2006 – Although user fees have been rejected by Congress and the general aviation community on an almost-yearly basis over the past decade, EAA officials are extremely concerned following U.S Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s speech to the Aero Club of Washington (D.C.) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in which he seemed to float the idea once again.