THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Camp David, Maryland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 24, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID Z. PLAVIN AS A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL
AVIATION MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The President today announced his intent to nominate David Z. Plavin as a member of the Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council.
Mr. David Plavin of New York, New York, serves as 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, 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 JFK 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 a Master of Regional Planning degree from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
With the enactment of the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, Congress established the Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council (Council). 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 Administrator of the FAA and functions as an oversight resource for management, policy, spending, and regulatory matters under the jurisdiction of the FAA.