Randy Babbitt

November 12, 2009 - 9:42am

At the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Aviation Business Roundtable Monday and Tuesday, more than 65 aviation business leaders shared their concerns about critical issues with FAA, DOT and TSA leaders and political, policy and financial experts.

November 2, 2009 - 8:32am

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation last month that could profoundly affect how regional airlines do business. H.R. 3371, the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009, passed the House by a vote of 409 to 11.

October 20, 2009 - 5:31pm
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It would have been impossible to open the 62nd NBAA Convention without squaring off with the 500-pound economic gorilla in the room. NBAA president Ed Bolen didn’t mince words: “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been quite a year.”

October 20, 2009 - 10:37am

It would have been next to impossible to open the 62nd NBAA Convention this morning in Orlando, Fla., without squarely aiming at the 800-pound gorilla in the room: the state of the U.S. economy. NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen didn’t mince words, saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been quite a year.” FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt also talked about the need for a safety management system to take aviation safety to the next level.

August 25, 2009 - 11:35am

Acting on calls for more stringent regulatory oversight of regional airlines after the February 12 crash of a Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 outside Buffalo, N.Y., the House of Representatives in late July introduced a bill called the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009, which, among other things, would require all first officers to carry an air transport pilot certificate to serve in the right seat of any Part 121 airliner.

August 25, 2009 - 11:19am

NBAA announced that newly installed FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will be the featured speaker at the NBAA Convention opening general session on October 20. The event will be held October 20 to 22 in Orlando, Fla. “We’re delighted that Randy will be joining us at this year’s convention,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

June 29, 2009 - 11:43am

Following congressional hearings last month on the February crash of a twin-engine turboprop near Buffalo, N.Y., senior officials from U.S. airlines, pilot unions and the FAA agreed in a closed-door meeting June 15 to several major actions to improve safety programs and pilot training at the nation’s airlines.

June 2, 2009 - 7:00am

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said during a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Aviation Summit on April 29 that he is open to discussions to include aviation in the Obama Administration’s proposal to create a multibillion-dollar transportation infrastructure bank, but claimed that he had not been approached with the idea.

June 2, 2009 - 6:27am

The Senate on May 21 confirmed former Air Line Pilots Association president Randy Babbitt as the next FAA Administrator for a five-year term. During his nomination hearing, several senators referenced the February 12 crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y., and asked him about fatigue and crew training for regional airline pilots.

May 26, 2009 - 11:55am

The Senate on Thursday night confirmed former Air Line Pilots Association president Randy Babbitt as the next FAA Administrator for a five-year term. During his nomination hearing, several senators referenced the February 12 crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y., and asked him about fatigue and crew training for regional airline pilots.

 
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