FEW IF ANY RECENT FAA ADMINISTRATORS can claim as much working knowledge of the airline industry as Randy Babbitt, who was sworn in as FAA's 16th administrator on June 1, 2009. He spent 25 years as a pilot for Eastern Airlines and served as president and CEO of the Air Line Pilots Assn. from January 1991 through December 1998. After stepping down from ALPA he went on to co-found aviation consultancy Eclat Consulting and was president and CEO until it was sold in 2007 to Oliver Wyman, ...

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