From The Archives: Airspace Users Look For Congress' Aid

This is another in a series of articles from one issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology, following the 1979 NBAA show which highlighted how the business aviation industry was experiencing a boom. 

However, in this article, the first paragraph describes a problem with airport and airspace crowding with a peak expected in two to five years. 

Challenges resulting from this include airports reaching aircraft traffic loads and a landing fee increase to general aviation aircraft. 

Crowded skies need more airports. Lobby group Accent was formed by Washington's aviation community, with members brought together by a "common concern" about lack of capacity, ramp space and landing aids. 

Read about how Accent lobbied Congress to make changes.  

Here is the full article published in the September 24, 1979 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology

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