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FAA Administrator nominated by Obama Administration


After 18 months of temporary and acting Administrators, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will finally have a permanent head: J Randolph "Randy" Babbitt. The Obama Administration formally announced on 30-Mar-09 that it intends to nominate him as the new Administrator for the FAA. [3229 words]

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  • An unenviable task
  • The three key challenges: NextGen, funding and controllers
  • 1) NextGen implementation
  • 2) FAA funding
  • 3) Air Traffic Controller relationships
  • Crunch time for the US aviation system

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  • US aviation industry reactions to FAA Administrator appointment
  • NextGen technologies
  • US Senate Hearing: Commentary on NextGen implementation
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