FAA acting administrator Michael Huerta has been confirmed by the US Senate to head the agency. US president Barack Obama nominated Huerta to the post in March. Huerta was promoted 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, a charge that was later dismissed by a Virginia court. Babbitt was midway through a five-year term that was not set to expire until May ...

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