HAI applauds withdrawal of ATC privatization bill

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Congress’s determination to move forward with a reauthorization bill to provide long-term stability for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Schuster (R-Pa.) announced today his decision to withdraw his proposal to privatize U.S. air traffic control services from the House FAA reauthorization bill.

Matt Zuccaro, president and CEO of HAI, noted, “The voice of the entire general aviation (GA) community was heard today. I want to thank our members for their commitment and passion to engage their elected officials. I also want to express our community’s gratitude to our representatives for listening. This is a great example of what can happen when people unite and speak with one voice.” Zuccaro also expressed his appreciation to the entire GA community for its tireless work defending the industry.

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HAI stands committed to working with Congress to modernize the FAA to maintain its world-class level of service and safety.

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