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.
A 50 page “toolkit” was issued by the US DoT, OIG soon after the election. The President-elect may not have much OIG experience or knowledge, but the aviation experts on his Transition Team do. That raises the obvious question: WHY?
The Trump Transition Team selected Shirley Ybarra to organize the appointments in the Transportation Department. Her abilities should result in some stellar selections.
Every four years, Washington’s lobbyists respond to the Presidential election. Here’s what the aviation associations have to say.