US President Barack Obama has nominated acting FAA administrator Michael Huerta to officially become the agency's full-time head for a five-year term. Huerta abruptly ascended from FAA deputy administrator to acting chief in December 2011 after former administrator Randy Babbitt resigned following an arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated in suburban Virginia (ATW Daily News, Dec. 7, 2011). Babbitt was mid-way through a five-year term that was not set to expire until May ...

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