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Arlington, Va. – Eric Fanning, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO, today released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Michael G. Whitaker to serve as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

“The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes the nomination of Mike Whitaker to serve as Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration. AIA believes the FAA and the global aerospace system is best served with established leadership and a Senate-confirmed Administrator is integral to ensuring the FAA’s status as the gold standard for aviation safety. Mr. Whitaker’s previous experience at the FAA on key issues such as air traffic system modernization as well as safety priorities and his extensive background in emerging aviation technologies provides him with an opportunity to quickly address the priorities of the Department of Transportation and the aerospace industry.

“We thank President Biden for making this nomination a priority in his agenda and look forward to the Senate swiftly considering this nomination.”


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