The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC), whose membership represents a cross section of the aviation industry, last month presented Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood with a list of recommendations aimed at ensuring the strength, competitiveness and safety of U.S. aviation.
Cessna Aircraft chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton is the sole member of a 19-person DOT future of aviation advisory committee who is representing general aviation interests. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced the committee members last month and, unsurprisingly, almost all of the members are affiliated with the airline industry.
Cessna Aircraft chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton was tapped yesterday by Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to sit on the agency’s future of aviation advisory committee. Pelton is the sole member of the 19-person committee representing general aviation interests; unsurprisingly, many of the members are affiliated with the airline industry.
Despite his role in the impeachment of President Clinton and support for Sen. John McCain in the election, former congressman Ray LaHood became the second Republican to sit in President Obama’s Cabinet when he was confirmed as Transportation Secretary in January. He succeeded Mary Peters, who served as DOT secretary from 2006 to 2009. LaHood retired from Congress in December at the end of his seventh term.
Even though DOT Secretary Ray LaHood told the “Future of U.S. Aviation” forum last week that NextGen is not just an aviation or DOT issue, the Obama administration is sending differing signals about whether it would support a proposal for federal assistance for aircraft equipage.
Forty-seven passengers aboard an ExpressJet Embraer ERJ 145 bound for Minneapolis from Houston spent six hours on the tarmac in Rochester, Minn., during the early morning of August 10 due to thunderstorms at their planned destination. Some
The Obama Administration will appoint two mediators to resolve the long-simmering contract dispute between the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) and the FAA.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced late last week that the Obama Administration will appoint two mediators to resolve the long-simmering contract dispute between the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) and the FAA.
Former Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.), who retired in December at the end of his seventh term in Congress, has been confirmed to serve as secretary of transportation in President Obama’s Administration, making him the second Republican (after Defense Secretary Robert Gates) to sit in his Cabinet.
Retired Illinois Rep. Ray LaHood breezed through a Senate hearing yesterday afternoon on his nomination to be Secretary of Transportation in the Obama Administration. As one of two Republicans in Obama’s Cabinet, he told the senators that while his primary mission is to bring the President’s priorities to the DOT and see them effectively implemented, he promised to be open and fair.