Sun, Nov 29, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
“It’s gratifying that Congress has seized
this opportunity to better protect airline passengers, crews, and
cargo by calling for fully regulating lithium battery shipments on
airliners. We commend Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Chairman James Oberstar and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Jerry
Costello for their outstanding leadership.”
Source: ALPA’s president Capt.
John Prater, commenting on the US House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee's resistance to pressure from
airlines and battery interests via the recently passed version
of the Hazardous Material Transportation Safety Act of 2009
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