THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 21, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID Z. PLAVIN AS A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION
MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of David Z.
Plavin as a Member of the Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council at
the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Mr. Plavin was nominated to
the Senate on July 25, 2000. This position is vital to the Federal
Aviation Management Advisory Council because it represents airports of
various sizes and integrates the needs of all airport.
Mr. David Z. Plavin of New York, New York, is President of the
Airports Council International - North America. In this capacity, Mr.
Plavin represents 150 governing bodies that own and operate more than 400
airports, ranging from general aviation and small commercial service
airports to the largest airports in the world. Mr. Plavin is the former
Director of Aviation for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,
where he was responsible for the management and development of JKF
International, Newark International and La Guardia Airports. Together,
these facilities constitute the world's leading aviation hub.
Mr. Plavin received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and M.A. of
Regional Planning from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse
Congress established the Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council
with the enactment of the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996.
The Council provides advice and counsel to the Administrator of the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) on issues that affect or are affected by
operations of the FAA. The Council also functions as an oversight resource
for management, policy, spending, and regulatory matters under the
jurisdiction of the FAA.