US Senate Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) proposed FAA reauthorization legislation last week that emphasizes air traffic control modernization and would force general/corporate aviation to fund a greater share of system costs. The bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), proposes a $25-per-flight surcharge on all system users with the exception of piston-engine aircraft, turboprops operating under visual flight rules, military and other public aircraft, air ...

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