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Briefing March 2012 Issue

Briefing: March 2012

User fee Yo-yo: They’re gone, they’re back, they’re ...

The White House responded to a 8500-signature petition titled “Take Aviation User Fees off the Table” with a treatise called “Why We Need Aviation User Fees.” It concludes that “a $100 per flight user fee is an equitable way for those who benefit to bear the cost of this essential service” and is signed by OMB associate director Dana Hyde. Hyde has twice called for all users to pay or do their “fair share.” The fee would exclude all piston, military and certain other aircraft. Sigh. Here we go again.

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