"We Understand That 67 Pages Of Questions Came Back"
It is by no means a final victory... but, perhaps, an indication
that opponents have won the first round in the fight over user
In a wide-ranging interview to be podcast on Monday, ANN asked
AOPA President Phil Boyer (above) about the status of the FAA
authorization bill that would propose changing the way our national
airspace is funded.
"My understanding now, as late as talking to the adminstrator
last week, is that there are so many unanswered questions to the
proposal that [the airlines] put forth to the White House, that has
to be vetted by the White House and the Office of Management and
Budget," Boyer told ANN.
"We understand that 67 pages of questions came back," Boyer
"As they've seen the mounting arguments... it appears now [the
FAA] is not going to introduce the bill this year, but they're
going to wait until next year... and none of us, including the
administrator, knows exactly what will get through this
You'll be able to hear our entire conversation with Boyer on
Monday. Stay tuned!