FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Makes Final NBAA Appearance | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-09-17-18

Airborne Unmanned-09.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.19.18

AMA Drone Report-09.20.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.21.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-09-17-18

Airborne Unmanned-09.18.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.19.18

AMA Drone Report-09.20.18

Airborne Unlimited-09.21.18

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Makes Final NBAA Appearance

Urges Both Sides In ATC Privatization Debate To Engage In Conversation

In his final appearance before the NBAA as FAA administrator, Michael Huerta said that the debate over ATC privatization should be a conversation, and not just a recitation of talking points from both sides.

Huerta was among the speakers at the opening general session on Tuesday. On the topic of the AIRR Act and ATC privatization, he said that the system does need to be modernized, but at the same time Congress and the FAA must ensure that one of our nation’s most valuable assets – the air above our heads – remains available to all users.

"Now, NBAA has not exactly been shy about expressing its position on this red-hot issue. Then again, NBAA has never exactly been shy about expressing its positions on any issue that’s important to its membership," Huerta said.

"I want to encourage you and every other voice in this debate to carefully consider the many – and sometimes competing – viewpoints that are being expressed.

"We must not allow ourselves to dig in so deeply to our own position that the debate becomes a volley of talking points that we lob past one another. This should be a conversation, not a team sport.

"Disagreement can be a good thing when both sides listen to each other and agree to collaborate rather than draw lines in the sand.

"In fact, if I were asked which one, single word best sums up my approach to running the FAA, I would have to say it’s collaboration.

Huerta said that the very definition of what aviation is has changed dramatically in the last few years. "You are beginning to share the nation’s airspace with new typed of vehicles, ranging from small unmanned aircraft to what will soon become a burgeoning space tourism industry."

He said that everyone with a stake in the future of aviation must be included in that conversation, with a goal of providing the traveling public and all airspace users a "safe and efficient air traffic system that is second to none."

(Source: FAA Speech Text. Image from file)

FMI: Full Text

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.19.18: SpaceX Moonshot, 747 'Art Car', Nat'l Aerobatic Championships

Also: FAA Reauthorization Stalled, First 777X, Unlicensed Pilot Arrested, Soundproofing PC-12 A Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire is the first passenger named for SpaceX's trip>[...]

Airborne 09.19.18: SpaceX Moonshot, 747 'Art Car', Nat'l Aerobatic Championships

Also: FAA Reauthorization Stalled, First 777X, Unlicensed Pilot Arrested, Soundproofing PC-12 A Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire is the first passenger named for SpaceX's trip>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18: Airware Grounded, AUVSI Urges Congress, LMC And DRL

Also: DroneInsurance.com And AirMap, EagleView And PrecisionHawk, Laser-Carrying Drones, Army Drones Claiming to offer, “... a cloud-based platform to manage, process, view, >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.18.18: Airware Grounded, AUVSI Urges Congress, LMC And DRL

Also: DroneInsurance.com And AirMap, EagleView And PrecisionHawk, Laser-Carrying Drones, Army Drones Claiming to offer, “... a cloud-based platform to manage, process, view, >[...]

Airborne 09.17.18: Round The World Spitfire, Reno MidAir, Loon Program

Also: NATA Leadership, Navy Presents DFC, Wright Brothers Memorial, Orion Parachute Tests We rarely get jealous of our fellow aviators but a recent announcement has definitely insp>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC