Past and present FAA leaders and employees gathered in Washington, DC on August 30, 2018 to commemorate the FAA’s 60th Anniversary. The theme of the event was Remember, Respect, Renew.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao kicked off the event and praised the FAA employees’ efforts over the past six decades. She expressed her support of FAA’s safety efforts by stating, “I stand with you today to renew our shared commitment to safety in the skies as our number one priority.”
FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell identified emerging safety and technological challenges faced by the FAA, including drones, supersonic aircraft, and commercial space launches. He reaffirmed his confidence in FAA’s employees' abilities to meet these challenges and further acknowledged employees’ efforts in continuous safety improvements. Elwell said, “I am especially proud that your exceptional skills and accomplishments will lead us well into the next generation.”
A short video captures highlights of the 60th Anniversary event.