‘Public Should Pay More of ATC Costs’

 - September 14, 2006, 7:59 AM

In the war of words between the airlines and general aviation about who should pay how much for ATC services, Pogo CEO Robert Crandall argues that the general public should pick up more of the tab. In a presentation before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he said, “The big problem is that the Administration keeps reducing the amount contributed by the general fund. Since all Americans benefit from aviation and the travel and tourism industry it supports, and since aviation is an extraordinarily important component of our economy, it is clear to me that the public should pay for a major share of the cost of maintaining the aviation infrastructure used by travelers.”