Southwest Airlines (SWA) has named former US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator Randy Babbitt to SVP-labor relations. Babbitt served as FAA administrator from June 2009 to December 2011 (ATW Daily News, May 11). He has also served as president and CEO of the US Air Line Pilots Assn. “For more than 40 years, Southwest has thrived because of our regard for labor organizations as partners,” SWA COO Mike Van de Ven said, adding, “Randy's unique ...

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