American Airlines Welcomes New FAA Administrator

American Airlines Welcomes New FAA Administrator
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American Airlines has offered congratulations to the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Head Mike Whitaker.

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confirm Mike Whitaker as the next Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

American Airlines Welcomes New FAA Administrator…

American Airlines Welcomes New FAA Administrator
Photo Credit: American Airlines.


American Airlines CEO Robert Isom had this to say on the confirmation of Whitaker:

“It is essential for the FAA to have a permanent, qualified leader and we commend the United States Senate for unanimously approving Michael Whitaker’s nomination with robust bipartisan support”.

“Mr. Whitaker is the right person at the right time to lead the FAA into the next generation of aviation.”

“His sterling qualifications in the industry and robust experience as a former FAA Deputy Administrator will be invaluable as the FAA modernizes our nation’s aviation system and maintains the highest levels of safety across the industry.”

“We congratulate Mr. Whitaker on his confirmation and look forward to continuing our positive working relationship with the FAA leadership team.”

Mike Whitaker’s confirmation as the Administrator of the organisation marks a pivotal moment in the agency’s history. With three decades of aviation experience, including his time as the FAA’s Deputy Administrator, Whitaker brings an impressive wealth of knowledge to the role.

His appointment received broad bipartisan support, underlining the consensus on his expertise and ability to lead the agency effectively from day one.

Whitaker steps into his new role at a time when the national airspace is busier and more complex than ever. The challenges that lie ahead are significant.

One of the most pressing issues is addressing close call incidents that have raised concerns within the aviation community.

This challenge requires a collaborative approach to ensure safety and efficiency in the skies.

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