March 28, 2012
Lakeland, FL – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is pleased to support the Obama Administration’s nomination of acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta to a full term.
"We congratulate Michael Huerta on being nominated as FAA administrator,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller. “We have appreciated the attention he has given to the concerns of general aviation and look forward to a constructive and productive working relationship.”
Huerta’s reputation for managing complex transportation challenges led to him being tapped as a managing director for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, where he was critical in the planning and construction of a variety of transportation facilities.
Prior to joining the FAA, Huerta held senior positions at Affiliated Computer Services, now a Xerox company specializing in business processes and information technology. He also served as commissioner of New York City's Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce and as executive director of the Port of San Francisco.
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A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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