WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A distinguished Republican senator mentioned on Thursday he intends to help the White Home nominee to go the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) because the company addresses a sequence of near-misses and a scarcity of air visitors controller workers.
Final month, President Joe Biden nominated Michael Whitaker, the chief industrial officer of Supernal, a Hyundai firm creating an electrical air taxi, and who served as deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration below President Barack Obama, to go the company that has been with out a everlasting head for 18 years. Common. Months.
“The FAA desperately wants impartial management keen to problem the established order,” Senator Ted Cruz, the highest Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee, mentioned in an announcement to Reuters. He mentioned Whitaker “has explicitly dedicated to specializing in the FAA’s major accountability, which is making certain the security of our nationwide house.”
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Enhancing by Bernadette Baum)