In AVweb's Wednesday, Oct. 18 special issue we inadvertently mischaracterized Caterpillar President and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chairman Gerald Sheehan's aviation user-fee remarks at the National Business Aviation Association convention opening session. Sheehan tells AVweb, "I specifically pointed out that a debate over who pays -- and how much -- is premature. We must first convince the Congress and the public that the need for [aviation] infrastructure improvements is critical. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not oppose transportation user fees, but has not yet taken a position on user fees in this instance. My remarks focused on the principles that the industry and Congress [need] to consider as FAA reauthorization legislation moves forward next year." For more on this, read the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's recommendations to Congress for FAA reauthorization.