- December 17, 2007, 5:33 AM
Russ Meyer, chairman of Cessna, and two other top aviation executives were named members of the FAA’s Management Advisory Council, created in 1996 to assist the agency in operating as a performance-based business. The other new members are Charles Bolden, Jr., senior v-p of tech at Trans International, and Philip Trenary, president and CEO of Pinnacle Airlines. The council meets quarterly and members serve three-year terms in a volunteer capacity. Meanwhile, the head of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association continues to be upset that the council has yet to appoint an ATC union representative, as the FAA said it would when it established the council more than four years ago.