COALITION FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION CONGRATULATES BRIGADIER GENERAL WAYNE MONTEITH FOR FAA APPOINTMENT3 Dec 2018, 17:00 UTC
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December 3, 2018
COALITION FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION CONGRATULATES
BRIGADIER GENERAL WAYNE MONTEITH FOR FAA APPOINTMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) congratulates Brigadier General Wayne Monteith for his appointment by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to serve as the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) next Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST).
“The Coalition welcomes General Monteith to this important role and looks forward to working closely with him on critical space access issues,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition. “General Monteith is a respected leader in the space community and brings vast experience to the table. The Coalition is looking forward to engaging with him and the FAA AST team to continue to advance the U.S. launch industry while ensuring both public safety and critical reliability in U.S. access to space.”
General Monteith will leave the Air Force on December 1 and will assume his new role at FAA on January 20. He succeeds George Nield, who retired from the head of FAA AST in March 2018. Gen. Monteith has extensive experience with the space industry, and the launch business in particular, having served as commander ...