Huerta sworn in as FAA administrator

Michael Huerta was sworn in on Wednesday as the 17th administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

He previously served as the agency’s deputy administrator and worked as acting administrator following the resignation of Randy Babbitt.

Statement from Secretary of the Department of Transportation Ray LaHood:

Already during his time at the FAA, Michael has done a terrific job helping position the agency to deliver NextGen–the Next Generation Air Transportation System. NextGen is our cutting-edge program that will enable more on-time, fuel-efficient flights, a win-win situation for airlines and travelers alike. And he recently established a new organization within the agency to focus on implementing future major technology programs.

Through his leadership, Michael has generated much goodwill among FAA employees. For example, in November he traveled to New York to personally thank FAA professionals for their efforts to keep the region’s aviation system operating smoothly after superstorm Sandy.

I look forward to seeing Michael put his vision for the FAA into action.

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