COALITION CALLS FOR ACTION ON AIRPORT ACCESS

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COALITION CALLS FOR ACTION ON AIRPORT ACCESS

Posted by Daria Knupp on Jul 26, 2018 5:17 pm

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A diverse coalition of 12 general aviation groups issued a joint statement calling on the FAA to take action against “egregious, hidden fees and denial of affordable access to airport ramps.”

The groups said on July 24 that they want profitable and healthy fixed-base operators, but there must be a balance that gives pilots reasonable access to publicly funded airports. Among the ways to provide that balance is for the FAA to chart transient ramp areas on airport diagrams, giving pilots an option to park in areas not controlled by the FBO; facilitate FBO competition where practicable; ensure federally funded airports and FBOs on those fields only impose reasonable fees that are posted online; and stop FBOs from forcing pilots to pay for services that are neither requested nor needed. READ MORE.
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Re: COALITION CALLS FOR ACTION ON AIRPORT ACCESS

Posted by James Hays on Aug 7, 2018 6:50 pm

Does AOPA have any models for estimating what the economic loss is with these fuel prices and fees?

Re: COALITION CALLS FOR ACTION ON AIRPORT ACCESS

Posted by Daria Knupp on Aug 8, 2018 11:35 am

Hi James,

No, we actually do not have any models to calculate the revenue or economic loss as of yet. Our numbers team is currently focused on correlating complaints and FAA operations data to isolate the problem locations and potential solutions. Thank you!