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Industry Leaders Ask FAA to Issue Regulation on Small Drones

Two trade group leaders have requested the Federal Aviation Administration to approve a proposed set of guidelines governing how small drones are used in the U.S., Homeland Security Today reported Thursday. Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO as well as Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association president and CEO have asked …

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Teri Bristol Named FAA Air Traffic Organization COO

Teri Bristol, a 21-year veteran of the Federal Aviation Administration, has been named the Air Traffic Organization’s chief operating officer after serving in an acting capacity since December, AINonline reported Monday. Bristol, who served as deputy COO before succeeding former COO David Grizzle after his departure, will oversee at least 32,000 employees involved …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Furloughs Starting In April

The Federal Aviation Administration will start furloughing most of its 47,000 employees next month as the agency implements budget cuts under sequestration, administrator Michael Huerta said Wednesday. ATWOnline reports Huerta said the agency does not have a lead time to implement the cuts and must start immediately. By Sept. 30, …

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Senate Confirms Michael Huerta as New FAA Lead

The Senate voted to confirm acting Federal Aviation Administration lead Michael Huerta as the agency’s full-time administrator for a five-year term, ATW Online reports. Huerta, originally nominated to the full-time position in March, was named as acting administrator in December 2011 after then-administrator Randy Babbitt left the agency. Babbitt now …

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Michael Huerta FAA Leadership Nomination to Move Forward

Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has lifted his hold on the nomination of Michael Huerta to head the Federal Aviation Administration, the Washington Post reports. Huerta has served as acting chief since December 2011 and was nominated by President Barack Obama in March to lead the agency on a permanent basis. …

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FAA, NASA To Share Commercial Space Travel Regulation Duties

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA will work together on forming criteria for commercial space travel of both government and non-government astronauts, the agencies announced Monday. Under a signed agreement, NASA will handle all issues regarding crew safety and mission assurance and the FAA will focus on public safety by …

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Obama Promotes Interim FAA Chief Michael Huerta to Full Term

President Barack Obama appointed Deputy Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta to a full-five year term in the agency’s top post, the White House announced Tuesday. Huerta has served as the acting administrator since December 2011, succeeding Randy Babbitt following his resignation. Huerta will head the agency amidst its efforts …

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FAA NextGen Upgrade Effort Full of Problems

Federal Aviation Administration executives had grim reports on the airline industry during Wednesday’s meeting with Congress. The FAA representatives cited serious problems with budgeting, deadlines and management of its billion dollar upgrade of the air traffic control system, all of which are affecting the agency’s multi-stage NextGen effort. NextGen was …

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