Prospects for President Obama's proposed $100-per-flight user charge are continuing to fade, at least this year, as 28 U.S. senators expressed their opposition to the proposal. In a March 12 letter, the senators wrote the president expressing concern that the proposed charges would create a disincentive for pilots to use air traffic control services or fly in controlled airspace. “By discouraging ATC use, the proposal may inadvertently create a less safe aviation environment,” they say, ...

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