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Statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey
February 23, 2010
Dr. Karlin Toner is an excellent choice to serve as the director of the Joint Planning and Development Office. Her aviation and aeronautics expertise combined with her policy and technical background will ensure the Next Generation Air Transportation System stays ahead of the technology curve by integrating industry expertise and government policy direction. The JPDO brings together the stakeholder agencies involved in NextGen; a leader like Dr. Toner will ensure that the necessary coordination is focused, efficient and effective. At the same time, we’d like to thank Charles Leader, the previous director, who served the JPDO since August 2006 with dedication.