Morning Transportation: In the Skies
March 5, 2014
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  • IN THE SKIES … Of course the ground side isn’t the only part of the budget. The aviation part has come under fire on several fronts. Aerospace Industries Association chief and former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said the budget’s $65 million cut to NextGen “poses new obstacles.” A $100 per-flight aviation fee that has also been floated in years past but easily rejected on the Hill drew strong rebukes from GAMA and AOPA. The Alliance for Aviation Across America called the fees a “non-starter” and said Congress should reject them “as it has repeatedly done in the past.”