Who Will Replace Billy Nolen Administrator FAA
Finally, some answer to the question of who will replace Billy Nolen at the FAA. Reuters has reported that Deputy U.S. Transportation Secretary Polly Trottenberg is expected to be tapped as the next Acting Administrator for the FAA.
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While no official announcement has been made, the news comes as the aviation industry anticipates the imminent departure of the current FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen, who will leave the agency at the end of the week. Nolen is reported to be joining passenger eVTOL firm Archer Aviation. Nolen’s departure will leave a vacancy at the top spot in the FAA. The Biden administration has not yet announced another nominee for the permanent position, since top pick and Denver Airport CEO Phil Washington withdrew from the process in March.
Polly Trottenberg is currently Deputy Secretary at the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), supporting Secretary Buttigieg. Trottenberg has experience in both…