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GAMA Statement on Nomination of Mike Whitaker for FAA Administrator

GAMA NEWS 23-21 For Immediate Release: Sep 7, 2023

Sep 7, 2023
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Statement on Nomination of Mike Whitaker for FAA Administrator 

WASHINGTON D.C. – General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO, Pete Bunce, released the following statement regarding U.S. President Joe Biden’s nomination of Michael G. Whitaker to be the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator:

“The FAA, the civil aviation industry and the American flying-public deserve a leader with experience in managing large organizations and an aviation background to develop an aviation system that is safer, more efficient and technologically advanced. We are pleased to see that the Biden Administration has nominated Mike Whitaker, who we feel possesses the leadership skills, management experience and aviation knowledge needed to lead the FAA. Having worked with Mr. Whitaker in his previous role as FAA Deputy Administrator, we are confident that his intimate knowledge of how the agency functions and interfaces with the Department of Transportation, Congress and the industry will improve his ability to navigate the challenges now facing the FAA. We also believe that Mr. Whitaker and Katie Thomson, the recently appointed Deputy Administrator, will be a strong leadership team for the agency. GAMA supports the confirmation of Mr. Whitaker to provide needed stability and direction for the FAA during this transformative time for aviation.”




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Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
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GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.