STRONG HAND NEEDED NOW FOR FAA, AVIATION

General aviation and the airlines don’t agree on the FAA funding issue, but when it comes to choosing an FAA administrator, all of aviation is flying in formation. Aviation leaders across the board have joined in a letter to President Bush, urging him to quickly appoint a new individual to run the FAA for five years when Marion Blakey’s term expires on September 13. The leaders said that there is a “vital need to nominate a strong individual who can be confirmed as the next administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Our nation cannot afford a recess appointee as we face the time-critical challenge of modernizing our nation’s aviation infrastructure.

Editor’s Note: Here’s an idea, how about putting someone in charge who actually understands politics and aviation? No more bureaucrats please!

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