POST ELECTION ANALYSES, BUT NO MENTION OF THE SENATE CONFIRMATION OF THE ACTING ADMINISTRATOR’S NOMINATION

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After the election, almost all of the aviation associations have posted their analyses of what happened on November 6 and what it means for their members in the coming four years:

It is likely that the other DC based organizations will add their analyses soon.

What is unexpected, if not appalling, is that no one has used the election results, in which the Democrats have solidified their control of the Senate, to remind that august body that there has been pending, for far too long (March 27, 2012), the nomination of the Honorable Michael P. Huerta as FAA Administrator.

While there have been moments in which he deserved some negative feedback, and while there may have been valid reasons not to confirm the Administrator for a term in which someone other than the President who nominated will occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., it is now appropriate to complete the process and confirm his nomination.

The FAA has a difficult mission; to try to meet that challenge with an Acting Administrator does not enhance the ability of that organization to accomplish its goals. Taking the “Acting” off of Mr. Huerta’s business card will help aviation safety. SENATE, DO IT NOW!!!

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