Newsmakers 2007

 - December 28, 2007, 4:10 AM

As a new year begins, AIN’s editors reflect on the past year and the people and events that shaped the industry and filled these pages. Unlike previous years, when new-product announcements took center stage, last year industry issues–such as FAA funding, operational control of charter flights and the environment–garnered the lion’s share of attention and likely will continue to do so in the coming years. This year, President Bush, ATA president James May, former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, AOPA president Phil Boyer and Natca share the title of Newsmaker of the Year, for their respective roles in advocating or opposing an FAA funding system that relies on user fees.

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