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First Semi-Annual Aviation Workforce Management Conference: “Continuing the Dialogue”

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In 2010, the Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation, chartered the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) with the mandate to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the competiveness of the U.S. aviation industry. In particular, Secretary LaHood chartered the FAAC to address transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the U.S. and global economies.

The FAAC was composed of 19 members—a diverse group of leaders representing all facets of the U.S. aviation industry, including air carriers, airports, labor, manufacturers, finance and academia, consumer interests, and stakeholders. The FAAC issued 23 consensus recommendations, all of which were accepted by Secretary LaHood. Recommendation 17, which addressed workplace issues, specifically asked for a semi-annual Aviation Workforce Management Conference. This is the first of such conferences.

The purpose of the First Semi-Annual Aviation Workforce Management Conference is to develop collaborative and innovative actions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and to bridge the gap of information.

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