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U.S. Rep Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) has announced plans to introduce an FAA reauthorization bill calling for a privatized air traffic control system funded by user fees. But spinning out ATC and funding it with user fees is contrary to long-held positions in the general aviation community, noted NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We believe that the ability to tax is the ability to destroy,” he said. “Our concern, as it has always been with a privatized system funded with user fees, is it could impede our access to airports and airspace.”

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