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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.29.09)

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 thought-provoking.

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 (H.R.4016).

FMI: www.alpa.org

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