Former ALPA President Nominated to Lead FAA
March 30, 2009 — On March 27, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate J. Randolph (Randy) Babbitt as Federal Aviation Administration Administrator. Babbitt, currently a consultant at Oliver Wyman, Inc. and former president of the Air Line Pilots Association, must be confirmed by the Senate.
“We congratulate Randy on his nomination. As a member of the FAA Advisory Board, his attendance at AirVenture 2006 enhanced his awareness of recreational aviation,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman and president. “EAA and its members are excited to learn how he will address such critical issues such as air traffic modernization, the FAA funding plan, user fees and general aviation safety. We look forward to again hosting Randy at AirVenture and working with the new administrator once confirmed.”