Aviation Industry Asks for Swift Confirmation of New FAA Administrator
The aviation industry is urging quick confirmation of Michael Huerta as FAA Administrator by the full U.S. Senate. Earlier this week, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) rescinded a hold on the nomination of Huerta that he placed last summer. DeMint contended that Republicans shouldn’t appoint anyone as FAA Administrator until the Presidential election was decided. Huerta has served as acting FAA Administrator since Randy Babbitt resigned last December. Huerta’s nomination was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee in July, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hopes to get it passed by year-end.