FAA Will Bear Brunt of Cuts at the Department of Transportation Under Sequestration

With the automatic U.S. budget cuts known as sequestration all but ready to start tomorrow, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta clarified why they will have such a deep effect on his agency. In testimony yesterday before the House Aviation Subcommittee, Huerta also lamented that the monetary “predictability” the one-year-old FAA reauthorization provided his agency has been…

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President Obama Nominates Huerta as FAA Administrator

On Tuesday, President Obama nominated acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to lead the agency for a full five-year term. He was tapped as the acting chief in early December, after now-former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt resigned in the wake of a drunk-driving arrest in Northern Virginia. Huerta, who was managing director of the 2002 Olympic…

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