IFA comments: US President Biden nominated Mike Whitaker to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). IFA wishes him every success at a time of great change. Together we can ensure innovation and aviation safety go hand in hand.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, President Biden nominated Mike Whitaker to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Whitaker is experienced in working in government and across the aviation community to get big things done. He is fully committed to aviation safety including protecting pilot training, preserving qualification regulations, and keeping at least two well-trained pilots on the flight deck. The FAA needs a confirmed Administrator – and Mike Whitaker is the right person for the job.
The aviation community knows how critical it is to confirm Whitaker without delay. That’s why leading voices in the community teamed up to urge Senate leaders to swiftly confirm Mike Whitaker. They wrote:
“This is a critical and transformative time for the aviation industry. To keep pace, the FAA needs permanent leadership and clear direction. In terms of leadership, President Biden has nominated Michael Whitaker to be the next FAA Administrator. We hope consideration of his nomination will be of the utmost priority for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the U.S. Senate.”