For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 10-01
July 18, 2001
Contact: John Clabes, Roland Herwig
Phone: (405) 954-7500

NEW ORLEANS — Aviation directors from five states will gather here June 19–0 to discuss issues with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Meetings will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Monteleone Hotel, 214 Rue Royale, and continue through Wednesday at noon. FAA representatives from air traffic, airway facilities and airport divisions in the region will participate, giving latest information on equipment, progress of improvements, towers, funding and other topics.

The aviation directors will also discuss any issues they have with the FAA leaders. Ruth Leverenz, Southwest Region administrator, will speak. In addition to Louisiana, the FAA region includes Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.