DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock is among 10 new members to be appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Administrator Michael Huerta to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council (“MAC”).
Mayor Hancock is the first-ever mayor to be appointed to the MAC, which advises the FAA on management, policy, spending and regulatory matters. He will serve a three-year term on the Council.
“I am truly honored to be joining these venerated aviation leaders to help guide a safe, more sustainable future for the FAA. I look forward to bringing Denver’s ingenuity to the table as we work to advance major issues on behalf of DIA, other airports and the aviation industry. I thank Secretary Foxx and Administrator Huerta for incorporating the voice of our cities and airports as this industry moves into a new era.”
Created by the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, the MAC meets quarterly to assess and advise the FAA on carrying out its aviation safety and air travel efficiency mission. Panel members serve three-year terms in a volunteer capacity and retain their private sector positions.
“These established aviation leaders will help guide the FAA in its many critical air-transportation policy decisions, supporting our commitment to a first class aviation system,” said Secretary Foxx. “These proven aviation experts will be lending their knowledge to help advance the nation’s air travel system as the safest and most efficient in the world.”
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