Elwell has been named US
FAA assistant administrator for policy, planning and environment.
Elwell, who has more than two
decades of aviation experience in the military, government and private sector,
will direct the development of national aviation policies, requirements and
plans to implement the FAA’s goals and priorities, says the agency in a
also will advise the FAA administrator on national aviation environmental and
[Elwell] brings his deep
and varied aviation background to the FAA at a critical time,” says acting
transportation secretary Maria Cino.
“His leadership will be instrumental in helping to build the aviation system of
Elwell joins the agency from
American Airlines, where he has worked for six years. As managing director of
international and governmental affairs, he was a representative and consultant
to the US DOT on bilateral and multi-lateral aviation negotiations,
international dispute resolutions, and international alliances.
He also worked as a pilot at American before working as a
legislative assistant on aviation issues for Senator Ted Stevens between 1999
and 2000. He also retired from the US Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in