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Obama taps acting FAA chief to officially head agency

President Barack Obama has nominated Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to officially head the agency. Huerta, the deputy FAA administrator, has led the agency on an acting basis since December when former FAA head Randy Babbitt resigned in the wake of a drunken driving arrest.

Tags: FAA , Michael Huerta , Transportation , NextGen

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:26pm EDT

No. 2 official takes over after FAA chief resigns

Tags: FAA , Barack Obama , White House

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:04am EST

FAA Administrator Babbitt on leave after drunken driving charge

Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt has been placed on a leave of absence after a drunk driving charge this weekend.

Tags: FAA , drunk driving , people

Monday - 12/05/2011, 03:24pm EST

FAA workers furloughed in shutdown get back pay

Nearly 4,000 workers who were furloughed in a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration this summer were told Friday in an email that they will receive back pay.

Tags: FAA , Ray Lahood , partial shutdown , National Air Traffic Controllers Association , back pay , frank lobiondo , Trish Gilbert

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:27pm EDT

FAA suspends controller for watching movie on duty

An air traffic controller has been suspended for watching a movie when he was supposed to be monitoring aircraft, deepening the Federal Aviation Administration's embarrassment following at least five cases of controllers sleeping on the job.

Tags: FAA , air traffic controller , management , workforce

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:04am EDT
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