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Aviation Associations Release Best Business Practices Recommending Fee Transparency

GAMA NEWS 18-58 For Immediate Release: Oct 31, 2018

 

GAMA

 

GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

GAMA Memo
Released: October/30/2018

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association

www.GAMA.aero
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

Aviation Associations Release Best Business Practices Recommending Fee Transparency

Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) along with five additional major aviation associations today jointly released the “Know Before You Go” best business practices. The agreement lays out a series of communications best practices, including publishing an online list of potential prices, fees, and charges that pilots may face when landing at an airport.

The joint release calls on fixed base operators (FBOs) to “move expeditiously to implement these practices,” but recognizes that certain providers face unique challenges and may need time to implement the new best practices. It also recommends customers contact FBOs directly, “so that operators can ask questions, know and evaluate their options, and make informed decisions.”

According to the joint release, “With this declaration, we remain committed to promoting the widespread adoption of these best practices, which will strengthen the flight experience and general aviation overall.”

“We appreciate our member companies that own and operate FBOs leading this effort toward improved transparency for all of us that fly general aviation aircraft,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.

The joint release was issued by GAMA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, Helicopter Association International, the National Air Transportation Association, and the National Business Aviation Association.

Read the “Know Before You Go” best business practices.

For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or smccann@gama.aero.


GAMA is an international trade association representing over 100 of the world’s leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA’s members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft. For more information, visit GAMA’s website at www.GAMA.aero.

Communications Director:
Sarah McCann: smccann@gama.aero
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
www.GAMA.aero
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.