FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to Speak at NBAA2015

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Oct. 13, 2015 ­– The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta will serve as a featured speaker at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which runs from Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV.

“NBAA is honored to have Administrator Huerta as a speaker at our convention,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “As Washington policymakers are debating important issues related to the FAA – from the implementation of NextGen to the future structure of the agency itself – Administrator Huerta’s insights will certainly be of interest to our attendees.”

Huerta was confirmed as FAA administrator in January 2013 and is responsible for the largest aviation system in the world. He oversees the agency’s 47,000 employees and its NextGen air traffic control modernization program, which will transform air traffic control (ATC) from a ground-based system to one based on satellite navigation.

Before assuming the post of administrator, Huerta served as FAA deputy administrator. Prior to joining the agency, Huerta was president of transportation solutions for Affiliated Computer Services. In both the private and public sectors, he has managed complex transportation challenges, including during his tenure as managing director of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Previously, he served as the executive director of the Port of San Francisco from 1989 to 1993, and as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce from 1986 to 1989.

In 2014, Huerta was a keynote speaker at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China, which is co-hosted by NBAA.

At this year’s convention, Huerta will be among several top leaders from government and industry speaking during the Opening General Session on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

As the most important business aviation event of the year, NBAA2015 offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the latest issues affecting the industry. And as the largest gathering of the industry in the world, NBAA2015 is the best place to review the latest business aviation products, technology and services, while participating in dozens of education sessions and making side-by-side comparisons of the most innovative aircraft on static display.

NBAA2015 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with two aircraft displays – an indoor one, on the exhibit floor of the convention center, and an outdoor display at Henderson Executive Airport (HND).

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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