Pelton: Bizav Issues Don’t End at Geographic Lines

 - October 1, 2009, 12:59 PM

Business aviation faces similar issues around the world that will require operators to cooperate across regional lines if the industry is to thrive, Cessna Aircraft chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton said today at the 10th annual Regional Aviation Association of Australia Convention held in Sunshine Coast, Queensland. “We have our work cut out for us,” he noted. “Every region of the world has its own issues to deal with and each issue is complex, requiring dedicated and reasoned discussion among the principals.” Pelton cited three primary issues facing general and business aviation worldwide: requirements to enhance security and safety, air traffic control modernization and rising environmental concerns. “In all three cases, we know there will be new regulations,” Pelton told attendees. “But we must work closely with government to ensure the regulations make sense for the way general aviation operates while providing real benefits. And we must make sure these issues are considered on a global scale; it’s imperative we create multilateral policies to create a cohesive global industry…We all must be active in shaping future legislation in a way that protects our industry.”