WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today issued the below statement endorsing President Biden’s nomination of Phillip A. Washington, CEO of the Denver International Airport (DEN), as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“No one better understands the needs and challenges of the federal aviation system than the leaders of our nation’s airports. As CEO of Denver International Airport, Phil has had to work as a real innovator and problem-solver during one of the most difficult times our industry has faced, and his knowledge and experience are exactly what we need in an FAA Administrator. This will be particularly important as we continue efforts to implement the bipartisan infrastructure bill and begin work on the next FAA reauthorization. Furthermore, his strong track record when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion clearly illustrates his understanding that our industry is about much more than facilities and regulations — it’s also about the people who support it. We fully endorse Phil’s nomination to serve in this important role and encourage the Senate to swiftly confirm him. We are confident that he will be a strong and effective administrator.”
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