5th April 2016
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia.
The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia.
The 94,000+ Users of the Aviation Advertiser Network
Dear Minister Fletcher and Chester,
AVIATION ADVERTISER ENDORSES AND STANDS WITH AOPA PROJECT EUREKA
Aviation Advertiser (www.aviationadvertiser.com.au) is Australia’s largest online aircraft marketplace and has been operating since 2008.  Our digital services are used by over 94,000+ persons across Australia and New Zealand.  We provide the Australian aviation industry with aircraft sales, marketing and advertising services.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have recently furnished you with a letter, outlining its ‘Project Eureka’ and the ‘need for bold and innovative policy reform’ if aviation in this country is to survive.  
 
Aviation Advertiser endorses the AOPA Project Eureka paper and stands with the AOPA Board and its membership in ensuring that the Federal Government is held to account.
Through the course of normal business, Aviation Advertiser is in direct regular communication with a broad spectrum of aviation users.  Students, recreational, private and commercial pilots, private and commercial aircraft owners and aviation businesses.
All of whom are desperately concerned for the future of aviation in Australia.
The Australian aviation industry has been failed by successive Labour and Liberal governments and Ministers whom have lacked a mature and developed understanding of the aviation system as a whole.  Ministers and advisors whom have lacked an appreciation and recognition for the value of small to medium sized aviation enterprise.
I have now worked as part of the aviation industry long enough to see Ministers come and go.  Ministers whom hide behind white paper studies, who refuse to give direct answers and who fail to provide informed policy direction.
The hard working men and women in the aviation industry in this country deserve better.
I urge you both as Ministers to stand with AOPA and with the Australian aviation industry at this time.  I would like to encourage you both to work with industry in establishing an independent industry taskforce, with the purpose and scope to identify and quantify the issues affecting our industry.   To take the findings of this taskforce and implement responsible and appropriate policy, so as to create an environment for opportunity and growth.
If you would like discuss any of the above, please feel free to contact me.
 
Best regards,
 
BENJAMIN MORGAN
Chief Executive – Aviation Advertiser Digital Group
 
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