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RAA fall meeting preview. (Regional Airline Association meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico)

RAA fall meeting preview

The stage is set at San Juan, Puerto Rico's Cerromar Beach Hotel for the last Regional Airline Association fall meeting scheduled at a resort. But though vacation settings are not on the members' minds, other important issues that will affect their businesses far into the future are.

The past 12 months saw RAA quite active on Capitol Hill, usually in coalition with other aviation groups. Issues dealt with spanned the spectrum from appropriations for Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration, funding for essential air service, and investment tax credits for airliner builders and operators, to opposing legislation authorizing the Customs Service to collect fees for inspecting passengers and cargo. …

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