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FAA Focuses on Global Leadership

On April 7, the FAA hosted the 4th Annual Global Leadership Meeting at Gallaudet University. The conference consisted of two panels: regional directors providing observations on recent trends and industry representatives sharing insights into the struggles facing certificate holders.

Discussions included Brexit and the proliferation of open skies legislation as well as cyber security, the pace of technological innovation and lagging regulatory systems. While none of these issues would be solved in a single meeting, one thing was clear: Maintaining open lines of communication and engaging regulators is key future growth and success.

Regional Leadership Panel 

Christopher Barks, Regional Director, Western Hemisphere, FAA
Catherine M. Lang, Regional Director, Europe, Africa & Middle East, FAA
Mark Reeves, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, FAA
William R. Voss, Air Navigation Commissioner, International Civil Aviation Organization
Moderator: Carl Burleson, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs and Environment, FAA

Industry Stakeholder Panel

Cecelia Bethke, Airlines for America (A4A), Managing Director for International Affairs
Paul H. Feldman, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Vice President Government Affairs
Melissa Sabatine, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Senior Vice President, Regulatory and International Affairs
Lex den Herder, International Operator’s Committee Member, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, Universal Weather and Aviation Inc.
Moderator: Karlin Toner, Director of Global Strategy, Office of International Affairs, FAA

There is no website or publicly-available resource for the conference, for more information contact ARSA.



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