NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a speech before The Wings Club, William R. DeCota, Director of Aviation for The Port Authority of NY & NJ called upon the airlines, airports, the Government and other players in the aviation industry to resolve to make positive change, and to come together to make "this business work for the millions of people who rely on us." Continuing DeCota spoke about the need for a new airport/airline/federal partnership that would speak with a collective voice when advocating on matters of funding and security, including the possibility of deregulating the airports, while remaining sensitive to those who live, work and learn in communities near airports. "Airports must gain more of the regulatory freedoms now shared by the airlines. Airports not only need the ability to build capacity enhancing projects that environmental streamlining would help enable, but they also need the other delay reducing tools like congestion pricing. "This is the time for airport operators, with local government officials and the communities they serve, to focus on restoring the freedom airports need to operate both transportation facilities and successful businesses. As Congress considers aviation reauthorization legislation they need to think about sun setting airport economic regulation, allowing airports to raise money and use it more flexibly for airport purposes." An organization founded in 1942 for aviation professionals and enthusiasts that preserves the history and perpetuates the traditions of aviation, The Wings Club provides an important forum for discussion and debate on aeronautic and aviation issues. For more information on The Wings Club call (212) 867-1770.
SOURCE The Wings Club