NATA Statement on FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta
The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association (NATA) president, Martin H. Hiller, marking the conclusion of Michael P. Huerta’s term as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In November 2017, NATA recognized Huerta’s outstanding service and contributions to the aviation industry, presenting him with NATA’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The Trump Administration has announced that Deputy Administrator Daniel Elwell will serve as Acting Administrator.
“The National Air Transportation Association congratulates Michael Huerta on the successful conclusion of his five-year term as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Administrator Huerta has significantly advanced the cause of American aviation, overseeing the operation of the world’s most complex, yet safest, air traffic control system. The aviation business community is truly appreciative of his many achievements, including guiding us through one of the most challenging transitions in aviation history, the modernization of our air traffic control system—the result of which will usher in the ‘next great age’ for American aviation. A hallmark of this tenure was his commitment to building consensus around major decisions and willingness to always listen to the needs of the aviation business community, most recently demonstrated by his support of initiatives related to regulatory consistency and a compliance philosophy that emphasizes making the world’s safest system even safer.”