NetJets Aviation supports FAA reform bill

NetJets Aviation, a private-business-jet charter and aircraft management company, recently sent a letter to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, expressing support for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reform.

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The letter, from NetJets Vice President and Director of Operations Alan Bobo, said the company spoke out because it aims to become an industry leader in customer service, safety, and efficiency.

Air traffic control professionals’ experience challenges beyond their control, the letter said, and this impacts efficiency. Modernizing and reforming the system is needed, the letter said.

“The 21st Century AIRR Act has significant, broad, and bipartisan support, and that support continues to grow by the day,” Shuster said. “I welcome the support for our bill from the world leader in business general aviation. My colleagues and I, including GA (general aviation) pilot Congressman Sam Graves, went to great lengths to make sure this bill protects the interests of the general aviation community and included every legislative request they asked for. Today’s letter from NetJets, a leader in general aviation, reflects those efforts. With this bill, we will improve aviation for all users of the system.”

NetJets manages more than 600 business jets in the United States, which represented 327,000 aircraft landings globally in 2016.