Some Senators Laud Air-taxi Industry

 - April 23, 2008, 6:34 AM

In recent weeks, Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) all sent letters to DOT Secretary Norman Mineta encouraging the agency and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to recognize the unique characteristics of the on-demand air-taxi industry as both agencies initiate new aviation security requirements. Specifically, the senators stated that they are “concerned that the pressure of public opinion and potential legislation offered by some members of Congress could result in further regulations that would be extremely detrimental to this important segment of the aviation industry.”