WASHINGTON, D.C. — A rally is being planned on Monday, Sept. 30, to discuss the upcoming challenges to the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System initiative in the face of cuts from sequestration.
According to the FAA’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request, sequestration could impact funding of the NextGen initiative by approximately 30% to 50%. This cut will have a significant impact on the progress of NextGen and the safety and efficiency of our nation’s skies, according to officials with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).
That’s why AIA, in partnership with Exelis Inc., will bring together experts from a variety of industries to discuss NextGen’s successes and upcoming challenges, as detailed in a new AIA report on Monday. Copies of the report, which highlights the importance and cross-industry utilization of NextGen technology, will be provided to all event attendees.
Keynote speaker will be Marion Blakey, AIA president and a former FAA administrator.
Panel moderator will be Dr. Pam Drew, corporate vice president and president of Information Systems, Exelis Inc. On the panel will be Deron Lovaas, director, Federal Transportation Policy, Energy & Transportation Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council; Michael McCormick, Executive Director and COO at Global Business Travel Association; Don Dillman, Managing Director of Flight Operations at Airlines for America; and Scott Rosenberg, Technical Pilot, B737, Alaska Airlines.
Panel discussion with representatives from a cross section of industry concerning today’s tangible benefits of the NextGen air transportation system.
The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Marriott at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Breakfast will be served.
For more information: AIA-Aerospace.org