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EAA Comments Express Concern About ATL Class B Airspace Change


November 29, 2006 — EAA's Government and Industry Relations department submitted comments to the FAA this week expressing concern with the way the agency implemented a change to the Atlanta Class B Airspace in October. EAA's concern rests not only with the fact that the FAA excluded the general aviation industry and associations in the process of writing the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), but that its reason for doing so was to "prevent significant air traffic delays in the National Airspace System (NAS)."

"By excluding all other airspace users, FAA disregarded its own guidelines for input by those who will be affected by rule changes," said Randy Hansen, EAA director of government relations. "EAA welcomes open, good faith discussion of issues, but unfortunately, situations such as what we see in Atlanta are a step backward."

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