NBAA testimony on user fees is a reminder that aviation leaders need to develop consensus as to how to pay for NextGen
from JDA Journal
The implementation of and payment for NextGen are critical to the future of all segments of aviation. Two consecutive Administrations have strongly advocated user fees, while independent Think Tanks, like the Reason Foundation, have argued that giving the FAA the authority to set and collect these charges is inappropriate unless there is some governance mechanism granted to the users to assure that a governmental monopoly does not have unbridled power to raise the rates.
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