Washington, DC, June 2, 2021 – Following the announcement of FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Ali Bahrami’s plans to retire on June 30, 2021, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the following statements:
“NATA, on behalf of its Board and members, congratulate Ali Bahrami on his many years of service to the FAA and achievements as Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety. We are truly appreciative of his willingness to listen to and work with the industry in advancing key initiatives as well as his steady leadership in the most challenging of times,” stated NATA President and CEO Timothy Obitts.
“Under Bahrami’s guidance, the FAA Aviation Safety organization became more agile, consistent, and better positioned for the future through strategic planning and collaborative engagements to advance integration of new and emerging technologies. Bahrami stood by flexibility, innovation, proactive methods, and collaboration between government and industry as keys to success for continuous safety improvement – methodology that would serve the FAA and industry well as we worked together to continue safe and efficient essential operations throughout the pandemic. We wish him all the best,” added NATA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs John McGraw.
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