The National Business Aviation Association Inc. spent nearly $ 2.4 million in 2007 to lobby on aviation security and other transportation issues.
The trade group spent about $ 1.4 million in the second half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form posted online Feb. 14 by the Senate´s public records office. It lobbied on aviation-security funding, general transportation matters and on legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration Representing operators of private jets and other aircraft, the aviation trade group counts technology company IBM Corp., soft drink maker PepsiCo Inc. and health insurer Humana Inc. among its 8,000 members. Besides Congress, the trade group lobbied the White House, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation and Defense departments, National Transportation Safety Board and several other agencies.
NBAA spent more than $ 1 million in the first six months of 2007 to lobby on similar matters. Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995.