Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on new incentives at Grand Canyon National Park to promote the use of quiet technology air tour aircraft:
“I applaud the Park Service for creating this new initiative to encourage the use of quiet-technology aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park. This is the first step toward meeting the requirement set by Congress to convert all aircraft at the Park to quiet technology in a way that protects tourism jobs and allows all visitors to enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. I’m hopeful the Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration will soon implement more meaningful initiatives already under development, including improving access to popular flight corridors for quieter aircraft.”
According to a notice issued by the National Park Service, air tour fees will be reduced from $25 to $20 per flight for flights conducted using quiet technology aircraft.