The deficits in government and in the Canadian Air Transport Association are briefly discussed and the question is asked if these deficits are unavoidable. Specific actions by the government are noted, and the announced intention that the landing fee related increases were to continue annually over an approximate eight-year period are discussed. The enlarged revolving fund, the pricing environment in North America and the development of interventionist policy are also discussed. Comments are made on the problem of the position of the Department of Transportation as the monopolist landlord, and political traditions with respect to announcements of large capital expenditure. The article concludes that any assertion that user charges will solve air transport problems is false. It may be, however, that they have provided the catalyst needed to launch a long needed review of many established habits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maclean-Hunter Business Publishing Company

    481 University Avenue
    Toronto, ONo M5W 1A7,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J J
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 36
  • Serial:
    • Flight Plan
    • Volume: 52
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Maclean-Hunter Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM