FAA acting administrator Dan Elwell has appointed former FAA official D. Kirk Shaffer to serve as FAA associate administrator-airports, effective Dec. 17. Shaffer will directly oversee the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), a federal program that provides grants to airports to build out airport and airfield infrastructure. Shaffer will also be in charge of national airport planning, safety, standards, airport design engineering and regulatory compliance. “Kirk is a proven and ...

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