US Air Transport Assn. pushed Congress yesterday to develop a new FAA funding system based in part on a per-passenger tax related to number of departures and distance flown, which airlines insist would be far more reliable than the current ticket price-based fee system. ATA President and CEO James May and Delta Air Lines COO James Whitehurst jointly testified before the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, promoting a funding system that combines their tax proposal with forcing ...

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