General Aviation Leaders Say More Than $1.5 Billion In Damages At Stake; Ask DOT to Reopen FAA Aircraft Registry

The private aviation industry is reacting to expected damages from the alternately named Schumer and Trump Shutdown which is closing large parts of the U.S. government

 

Following up on a plea by National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) CEO Ed Bolen outlining the economic damage to business aviation and the economy from the government shutdown, six leaders in general aviation (GA) today sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao calling for reopening the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) United States Aircraft Registry. The NBAA and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties. A copy of the full letter in its entirety is at the end of this post.

National Business Aviation Association Warns Government Shutdown Will Impact Private Jet Travel

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Private aviation may feel the impact of a continued government shutdown NBAA CEO Ed Bolen said in a statement

 

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen on Friday warned Washington policymakers that the government shutdown could have serious repercussions for a vital American industry: general aviation. 

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