Donald Trump immigration comments controversy - June 2015

 

FAA to drop navigation codes named after Donald Trump


PUBLISHED Thu, July 09, 2015 - 2:40pm EDT


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to rename three navigation coordination points in Florida that had been named after business mogul Donald Trump, FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown says, explaining that the agency generally chooses names that are noncontroversial. "Because of the charting cycle, the updates could take several months to take effect," she added. Three navigation points above Palm Beach International Airport were named DONLD, TRMMP and UFIRD in 2010. The news to rename them comes amid controversy surrounding Trump's comments about immigration. [full quote attached]


  Statement from FAA spokeswoman Lauren Brown

The FAA is taking steps to rename three “fixes” near PBI. In general, the FAA chooses names that are non-controversial and relate to the area in which the fixes are located. Because of the charting cycle, the updates could take several months to take effect.






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