WICHITA, Kan., May 13, 2010 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced company Chairman, President and CEO Jack Pelton has been named by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to the department’s Future of Aviation advisory committee.
The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee was formally established in March to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the secretary on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs, challenges and opportunities of the national and global economy.
Pelton is the only member of the committee representing general aviation.
“Aviation is essential to our nation’s economy and our ability to compete in international commerce,” LaHood said in a government press release. “This committee, which represents a broad cross-section of the aviation community, will begin the important conversation about how to ensure the industry remains vital and competitive.”
Susan Kurland, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the Department of Transportation, will chair the committee.
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