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WHITAKER ANNOUNCES ‘CALL TO ACTION’ AT NEXTGEN INSTITUTE MEETING

FAA Deputy Administrator, Michael Whitaker used a speech to industry leaders attending the NextGen Institute’s Annual Public Meeting to announce that the FAA will hold a “Call to Action” summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. Whitaker stressed several times that the 2020 deadline will be met. The all-day session will be held onOctober 28. Also speaking during the morning-long meeting was Edward L. Bolton, Jr., the FAA’s Assistant Administrator for NextGen and an industry panel moderated by Marion Blakey, President of the Aerospace Industries Association, which included Pete Bunce, President of GAMA, Lillian Ryals with MITRE, Dr. Jaiwon Shin, NASA and Nancy Graham, ICAO. General Marke “Hoot” Gibson provided closing remarks. The meeting, attended by your NASAO Interim President, was held in the atrium of U.S. DOT Headquarters. Click here for more information on the “Call to Action.”

 

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