• Tax payments must be remitted to the government, and tax levels can only be set or changed by Congressional action.

  • We envision a system in which users pay a fee for air traffic control services, not a tax.

  • The payment for service model is used in air traffic control systems all over the world, including U.S. overflight fees (as well as other industries in the U.S., such as utilities) and has been demonstrated to work well without burdening users, including general aviation.

  • Under Chairman Shuster’s proposal general aviation will continue to pay for their use of the air traffic control system through the fuel tax, collected by the government.