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President Clinton Names David Z. Plavin as a Member of the Federal Aviation Management Advisory Council (7/24/00)

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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Camp David, Maryland)

For Immediate Release                                    July 24, 2000

                        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.


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