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AOPA Works Toward Fee Transparency

July 31, 2019

AOPA Works Toward Fee Transparency

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has added a new tool to their airport directory that allows Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) to enter their fees and pilots to access that information for free.

   The new FBO fee information listed for individual airports in the AOPA Airport Directory debuted in June and includes more detailed fee information than previously published. AOPA has begun an industrywide outreach campaign to FBOs across the country, encouraging operators to post their fees in AOPA’s directory. Ultimately, AOPA encourages FBOs to voluntarily and proactively update their fees in the directory. AOPA advocated for FBO fee transparency to help pilots make the best choice of an airport or business to patronize at a destination and let pilots find out before flight whether fees may be imposed, even if no services are required. The industrywide effort to make FBO fees more transparent picked up steam in the past 2 years, with
increasing support from industry groups.
   —Please visit https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/allnews/2019/august/pilot/aopa-action-fee-transparency for the
full article.