Continuing the Conversation
DISTRUBUTED AT THE FAAC AVIATION WORKFORCE-MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012
In 2010, the Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation, chartered the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) to ensure the competiveness of the U.S. aviation industry. In particular, Secretary LaHood asked the FAAC to highlight transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the U.S. and global economy.
The FAAC was composed of 19 members—a diverse group of experts from all facets of the U.S. aviation industry, including air carriers, airports, labor, manufacturers, finance, academia, and consumer interests. Following a series of public meetings, the FAAC issued 23 consensus recommendations, all of which were accepted by Secretary LaHood for implementation.
Recommendation 17, which addressed workplace issues, specifically called for a semi-annual Aviation Workforce-Management Conference. DOT hosted the first Aviation Workforce- Management Conference on September 21, 2011. Today’s conference is a further effort by DOT to implement that recommendation.