No. 2 FAA official takes charge after administrator resigns in wake of drunken driving arrest
from The Associated Press via The Washington Post
The sudden resignation of its chief leaves the Federal Aviation Administration in the hands of Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta, who's a well-regarded manager but lacks his predecessor's insider knowledge of the nation's airlines. Randy Babbitt resigned following his arrest over the weekend on charges of drunken driving. The former airline captain and pilot union leader had been FAA administrator since 2009. An appointee of President Barack Obama, he was about halfway through a five-year term.
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