FAA ATO COO David Grizzle to Leave Position by End of Year

Jun 19, 2008
As a side note, recall the power point presentation of March 5, 2013:

... "Regardless of sequester status, FAA COO has decided to transition all remaining 109 CWO (contract weather observing) sites to LAWRS (limited aviation weather reporting stations) by 7/31/13" ...

NATCO statement:

NATCA Statement on News That FAA ATO COO David Grizzle Will Leave Position
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Contact: Doug Church, 301-346-8245

WASHINGTON – NATCA President Paul Rinaldi released the following statement, responding to the announcement today that David Grizzle will leave his position as Chief Operating Officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization this December:

“Throughout David Grizzle's tenure at the ATO, we worked together to strengthen the NATCA-FAA collaborative relationship. That has resulted in many successes, from modernization to labor relations, which have helped continue to make our National Airspace System the world's safest and most efficient. Our relationship has also established a model in the federal government for labor-management partnership, and improved the workplaces where the safety professionals that NATCA represents can do the jobs they love while having their input and expertise valued in a shared NATCA-FAA mission of ensuring aviation safety.

“NextGen is happening now and that's a credit to the progress made by NATCA and the FAA in working with David. We've also grown our safety reporting systems, including the Air Traffic Safety Action Program, to move toward a true safety culture at the FAA. We thank David for his contributions.”


I think it will have ZERO impact. The COO is a political position. It will be filled by someone else that will just be a talking head.