Is this a clawback of all the expended funds that JA with his NAS project forced upon AirServices? Wasn't GA supposed to prosper according to Wes Willoughby and RHS?
My understanding is that RPT <15,000 kg MTOW pay NO enroute Nav Charges (something to do with Regional Area susbsidy - JA's voter base for the cynics like me) - this is not funded - and the big winner is the QF subsidiaries. Yet the RFDS, a not for profit service that relies on donations to survive gets very little respite from the government? How upside down is the logic (common sense) there?
And I hear that AirServices are so short of Air Traffic Controllers in some areas the overtime costs are horrendous. This doesn't even consider the impost on skilled controller numbers or the impending retirement wave / experience bubble. What the hell is going on?
(Is it really true that the LT controller has no radar? How is traffic passed - via ML?!)
The only problem with commonsense - it not that common