President Trump is calling for the separation of Air Traffic Control (ATC) from the FAA. This is the beginning of a legislative marathon.
These FAA jobs need to be filled, but creating incumbents before the Administrator’s replacement puts the FAA’s next leader in a difficult situation.
President Trump’s executive order on regulation reduction, the “two-for-one” rule, hit the FAA who issued its own request from the public for candidates for elimination.
President Trump insinuated that his aircraft’s chief pilot would be the next FAA Administrator, but running the FAA is a job demanding more than excellent piloting skills, particularly with the Executive Challenges of completing NextGen.
FAA’s Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) offers a good case study on how Trump’s Executive Order on regulatory freezing will effect FAA’s existing, tortuous rule-making process.
Here is what was happening in the positions who execute the aviation policy of the Trump Administration. What does this all mean?
Donald Trump’s plan for his first 100 days in office included his “American Energy & Infrastructure Act,” which would “spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years.” The next 100 days hold the potential for great advantage and great harm to aviation infrastructure. This is a call for experienced professionals to proffer practical and realistic ideas.
With typical fanfare, President-elect Trump “tweeted” the above message to the US’s #1 aerospace company. This is one style of dealing with such a purchase and it might be informative to recall a past similar transaction.