News Release


 GBTA Comments on FAA Reauthorization Hearing 

Alexandria, VA (June 8, 2017) – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing today, Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Federal Aviation Administration Authorization.

 

GBTA is pleased to hear Secretary Chao’s commitment to including all stakeholders, including members of the traveling public, in the governance of a not-for-profit corporation to oversee air traffic control as outlined in the President’s proposal.

 

Corporations send their travelers on more than 40 million trips a month - most of which include air travel. Air travel is vital to business travel, and therefore, vital to the U.S. economy.

 

“In theory, the President’s proposal has many merits and is worth consideration,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO. “Too often, an important constituency, the business traveler – a driving economic force – is not included in policy that depends on their dollars in terms of user fees, taxes and indirect costs. We look forward to working with the Committee and the Administration as they continue their work on authorization of the FAA.”

 

CONTACT:         Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 703-236-1133, cgallagher@gbta.org   
                           Marianne Varkiani, +1 703-236-1164,
mvarkiani@gbta.org



About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth,
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