Mike Whitaker FAA Administrator Nominee
The Wall Street Journal has reported that President Biden is expected to nominate former FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker to be the next FAA Administrator.
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The move has been under consideration since May, when it was reported by Axios. Whitaker served as FAA Deputy Administrator during the Obama administration, serving under FAA Administrator Michael Huerta from 2013 – 2016. Whitaker was an attorney for TWA and then United Airlines. Whitaker then worked as Group CEO at Indian travel conglomerate InterGlobe. Whitaker has been with Hyundai eVTOL company Supernal since 2020: he currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer.
The appointment would offer stable leadership for the agency, lacking for more than a year. The FAA Administrator is appointed by the President and must be confirmed by the Senate. The agency and has been without a permanent leader since March of 2022, when Trump appointed FAA Administrator Steve…