At Wednesday's unveiling of the Air Transport Assn.'s Smart Skies initiative, which calls for, among other things, a more equitable funding of the Airport and Airways Trust Fund through fees tied to operation frequencies and flight times (ATWOnline, March 9), CEO James May predicted the proposal would meet with spirited dissent and debate. He did not have to wait more than a few hours, as the National Business Aviation Assn., the General Aviation Manufacturers Assn. and the National Air ...

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