Transportation Secretary Announces New Aviation Advisory Committee
May 13, 2010 -
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of a new
committee on the future of the
The Future of
Aviation Advisory Committee was formally established in March to provide
information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary on ensuring
the competitiveness of the
essential to our nation’s economy and our ability to compete in
international commerce,” Secretary LaHood said.
“This committee, which represents a broad cross-section of the
aviation community, will begin the important conversation about how to
ensure the industry remains vital and competitive.”
The committee will
focus principally on five issue areas:
ensuring aviation safety, ensuring a world-class aviation
workforce, balancing the industry’s competitiveness and viability,
securing stable funding for aviation systems, and addressing
environmental challenges and solutions.
committee grew out of a forum last November hosted by Secretary LaHood
on the future of the
selected represent airlines, airports, labor, manufacturers,
environment, finance, academia, consumer interests, and general aviation
stakeholders. The committee will
meet at least four times over the next year, after which it will issue
its recommendations to the Secretary.
Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S.
Department of Transportation, will chair the committee.
The other members are:
Juan J. Alonso,
Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Stanford University; Susan
M. Baer, Director, Aviation Department, Port Authority of NY/NJ; David
Barger, President and CEO, JetBlue Airways Corporation; Bryan K.
Bedford, Chairman, President and CEO, Republic Airways; Severin
Borenstein, Professor, HAAS School of Business, University of
California, Berkeley; Thella F. Bowens, President and CEO, San Diego
County Regional Airport Authority; John M. Conley, International
Administrative Vice President and Air Transport Division Director,
Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO; Cynthia M. Egnotovich,
Segment President, Nacelles and Interior Systems, Goodrich Corporation;
Patricia A. Friend, International President, Association of Flight
Attendants-Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO; Robert L. Lekites,
President, UPS Airlines; Ana McAhron-Schulz, Director of Economic and
Financial Analysis, Air Line Pilots Association; William J. McGee,
Consultant to the Consumers Union; Daniel McKenzie, U.S. Airlines
Research Analyst, Hudson Securities; Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President
and CEO, Cessna Aircraft Company; Nicole W. Piasecki, Vice President,
Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Raul Regalado,
President and CEO,
Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority; Glenn F. Tilton, Chairman,
President and CEO, UAL Corporation; and Christopher J. Williams,
Chairman and CEO, The Williams Capital Group.
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