Drones, Airlines Get New Seats on FAA Advisory Council

By S.L. Fuller | September 29, 2017
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FAA SealThe FAA’s Management Advisory Council now has seven new members. One of new them is the CEO of Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). The other six represent airlines, government and other authorities, and finances.

Council members are charged with advising the FAA’s senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning and regulatory matters. New members include:

  • Brian Wynne, CEO of AUVSI
  • Philip Trenary, former CEO of Pinnacle Airlines
  • William Ris, former SVP of government affairs for American Airlines
  • Donna McLean, former U.S. Transportation Department assistant secretary for budget and programs and CFO
  • Jeffrey Shane, former Transportation Department undersecretary for policy
  • Huntley Lawrence, director of the aviation department for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Richard DeVos, president of Windquest Group and former CEO of Amway

New members join six incumbent members:

  • Jeffrey A. Rosen, deputy secretary for the Transportation Department
  • Maj. Gen. (ret.) Rowayne Schatz, associate deputy chief of staff for operations for the U.S. Air Force
  • Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
  • Steve Alterman, president of Cargo Airline Association
  • John E. "Jack" Potter, president and CEO of Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • Gwynne Shotwell, president and COO of SpaceX

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