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Monday, 03 December, 2012

NATA Strongly Urges the Confirmation of Huerta as FAA Administrator

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Shannon Chambers
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Alexandria, VA, November 30, 2012 — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) urges the U.S. Senate to confirm Michael P. Huerta as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Huerta has been the acting administrator of the FAA since he assumed this role in December 2011.


“As our country prepares to undertake a massive evolution of our National Airspace System, the Federal Aviation Administration needs strong and stable leadership that has been demonstrated by Michael Huerta since he took over the agency’s helm last year,” stated NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks. “Huerta’s leadership of several key Next Generation Air Traffic System initiatives and his extensive knowledge of the aviation issues confronting us today are assets that will serve the aviation community well as the agency moves the system forward safely and efficiently.”


“Huerta has also shown leadership by engaging very effectively across all facets of aviation  as evidenced by his recent participation in industry events such as NATA’s Aviation Business Roundtable,” added Hendricks.

“Confirming Michael Huerta as FAA administrator is an easy and exceedingly necessary decision in this time of important transition,” concluded Hendricks.

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.