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TN: Airport Authority inspires free enterprise

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By Christopher Butler | Tennessee Watchdog

NASHVILLE — Now that Tennessee has given the OK for government to compete against free enterprise, two other states could follow its lead.

The Chattanooga Airport Authority has inspired officials at two other airports in other states to try to establish their own taxpayer-subsidized Fixed Base of Operations to compete against private business.

According to traditional definitions, an FBO is a company that services general aviation aircraft by providing aircraft fuel, hangar storage and other facilities for airplane crews and passengers.

Experts in the field of aviation fear that this is just the beginning and the Airport Authority in Chattanooga will eventually establish a national trend for other airports to follow.

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