On Thursday, June 7, The Washington Post brings together policymakers, elected officials, industry leaders and other experts for a discussion about aviation regulation. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao will take a closer look at the administration’s priorities when it comes to the aviation sector, how her department works together with agencies like the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public and what major challenges and opportunities the Department of Transportation faces.

In addition, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security; and the subcommittee’s ranking member, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), will discuss funding for the FAA and other government agencies, debate the latest proposals from Capitol Hill and the Trump administration that could affect the airline industry and address a range of regulatory questions impacting both airline operations and the customer experience.

More speakers to be announced.

This event will be streamed live on The Post’s site at wapo.st/takingflight.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
The Washington Post Live Center
1301 K Street NW, Washington DC 20071

“Taking Flight: Regulating Our Skies” is the first event in a three-part series, presented by Delta, that will explore the future of modern air travel and key issues including regulation, security and economics.