The White House budget released today would impose a $100-per-flight fee for air traffic services. The fee came as no surprise to aviation groups, which watched it appear in deficit-reduction negotiations in late 2011 and again in a recent statement from the White House. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and other groups had hoped that the Obama administration would omit the fee from the fiscal year 2013 budget in response to opposition on many fronts.

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