NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE FAA
- 09 Jul
WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, the Senate confirmed J. Randolph Babbitt as the next head of the FAA. Babbitt was nominated to the position in March by President Barack Obama. Most recently a partner in the aviation consultancy group of Oliver Wyman, Babbitt has nearly 40 years of aviation industry experience. A former pilot, he served as president of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). In 1999, Babbitt was nominated to serve as a member of the FAA's Management Advisory Council and was elected its chair in 2006. He also served on last year's aviation safety task force created in response to questions surrounding FAA safety oversight.