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EAA Denounces USA Today’s Latest Airport Funding Story

November 2, 2009 — EAA swiftly responded to the latest USA Today story that criticized the use of federal funds for improvements at local airports that do not have commercial airline service.

In a letter to the newspaper’s editors, Earl Lawrence, EAA vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, said Thomas Frank’s stories again failed to accurately portray the contributions of general-aviation users to both the funding of airport improvements and the nation’s transportation infrastructure. 

Other aviation groups, including AOPA and NBAA, have also criticized USA Today’s reporting as unbalanced and missing an important element of the total airport-funding picture.

Read the letter

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