President Trump is calling for the separation of Air Traffic Control (ATC) from the FAA. This is the beginning of a legislative marathon.
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.
If Christopher Hart is willing, the Trump Administration would be well advised to nominate Mr. Hart for the Board again or any safety positions within DoT.
The Samoan Fa’a culture, which has been preserved for over 3,000 years from threats, might be adopted by the FAA during threats of budget and related proposals.
Hawaii is considering legislation that would create a state agency to manage all airports. Whatever makes sense needs to be enacted now to make Hawai’i ready for this once-in-a-decade flow of airport funds.
Washington is not a place where the players advertise their positions. In absence of clear messages, one must read tea leaves. Neither NATCA, a proponent, nor ALPA, an opponent of ATC Privatization, has reasserted its position on the Shuster proposal, which may be insignificant or may be an inkling of their lack of prioritization.
Take a look at the FAA’s press release on NextGen and a transcription of President Trump’s White House meeting with the aviation industry.
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.
ASTM President Katharine Morgan with her Trump Administration insight and ASTM-FAA relationship should be a catalyst for thought within and without the FAA.