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EAA Supports Request for Airport Assistance to Include GA
March 26, 2020 - EAA joined several prominent aviation organizations this week in requesting that the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Appropriations include support for small and GA airports in any emergency assistance appropriated to American airports.
The request was articulated in a letter co-signed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, who organized the effort, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Helicopter Association International, National Air Transportation Association, National Business Aviation Association, and the National Association of State Aviation Officials.
The letter thanked the chairs and ranking members for their efforts to handle the COVID-19 pandemic before respectfully requesting that GA airports be considered in any supplemental appropriations, to ensure these key transportation cornerstones are able to withstand the economic effects of the pandemic.
"Airports in small and rural communities are often the economic engines and lifelines for many towns and cities across the nation," the letter states. "Now more than ever, the country will rely on our airport ecosystem, especially at airports in rural and small communities, and we appreciate your positive consideration of this request."
Many airports in these areas are also home to EAA chapters, which supply a significant amount of activity at airports throughout the country.
To read the letter in full, click here.