September 21, 2006 - 4:48am

The Senate last month confirmed Donald Bliss, an attorney specializing in aviation, as the U.S. ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The confirmation follows closely a letter sent by 14 aviation trade groups to the leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asking for quick action to name Bliss to the position, which has been vacant since Edward Stimpson stepped down last fall.