In a fresh move to bolster aviation leadership, President Joe Biden has put forward Michael Whitaker as his choice to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This announcement came on Thursday, directly from the White House.

Whitaker’s Aviation Background

No stranger to the aviation world, Whitaker boasts an extensive resume. He has previously held the position of deputy administrator of the FAA, and according to the White House’s statement, he is also “currently the chief operating officer of Supernal, a Hyundai Motor Group company designing an electric advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicle.”

His experience doesn’t stop there. Whitaker’s aviation journey includes roles at giant corporations like InterGlobe Enterprises, United Airlines, and Trans World Airlines. Apart from these impressive credentials, Whitaker is a trained private pilot and holds a law degree.

This nomination is timely. Congress is in the thick of discussions about renewing FAA…