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White House nominates FAA Administrator PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 10:22
The Obama Administration yesterday annouced a number of nominations including J. Randolph (Randy) Babbitt as the new Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Administrator. Babbitt was an Eastern Airlines pilot and flew for more than 25 years. He also was President of the Airline Pilot's Association (ALPA), the world's largest professional organization of airline pilots. Babbitt has served as Presidental appointee ont he National Commission ton Ensure a Strong Competitve Airline Industry. In 2000, Babbitt was appointed to the FAA's Mangement Advisory Council by President Clintion. Acting Administrator for the FAA Lynne Osmus told FAA employees in an email yesterday that "Randy is no stranger to the FAA, and many of us have had the pleasure of working with him over the last several years.” Babbitt attended the University of Georgia and the University of Miami.