Robert A. Sturgell

March 27, 2008 - 12:28pm

FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell on Tuesday said he is pleased with the aviation community’s response to the agency’s August “call to action” to make runways safer. “Our call to action included a top-to-bottom review of 20 airports. It uncovered a valuable amount of data–data that’s led to more than 100 fixes,” he noted.

February 26, 2008 - 6:09am

Shortly after a Senate confirmation hearing last month for acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell to take the job permanently, New Jersey’s two Democratic senators announced they were putting a “hold” on the Bush nomination.

A “hold” is an informal practice by which a senator informs the floor leader that he or she does not want a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration by the full body.

February 21, 2008 - 9:03am

To streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide “one-stop shopping” for prospective employees. According to the agency, consolidating security clearances, medical screenings and fingerprinting allows it to slash weeks off the application process.

February 21, 2008 - 9:03am

To streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide “one-stop shopping” for prospective employees. According to the agency, consolidating security clearances, medical screenings and fingerprinting allows it to slash weeks off the application process.

February 12, 2008 - 10:33am

Shortly after a Senate confirmation hearing last week for Robert Sturgell to become the next FAA Administrator, New Jersey’s two Democratic senators announced they were putting a “hold” on the Bush nomination. A hold is an informal practice by which a senator informs the floor leader that he or she does not want a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration. Sens.

February 12, 2008 - 10:33am

Shortly after a Senate confirmation hearing last week for Robert Sturgell to become the next FAA Administrator, New Jersey’s two Democratic senators announced they were putting a “hold” on the Bush nomination. A hold is an informal practice by which a senator informs the floor leader that he or she does not want a particular bill or other measure to reach the floor for consideration. Sens.

February 7, 2008 - 5:59am

A Senate confirmation hearing on the nomination of acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell to become the next permanent head of the agency was postponed abruptly in the days before Christmas. Aides to the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee blamed Senate fatigue and the approaching holidays for the delay.

February 7, 2008 - 5:59am

A Senate confirmation hearing on the nomination of acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell to become the next permanent head of the agency was postponed abruptly in the days before Christmas. Aides to the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee blamed Senate fatigue and the approaching holidays for the delay.

January 17, 2008 - 5:35am

The Senate confirmed three new members of the NTSB, including its new chairman, and a new FAA deputy administrator. Former DOT official Ellen Engleman was sworn in March 24 as the new NTSB chairman. Before her appointment, Engleman served for 18 months as the administrator of the DOT’s research and special programs administration. The new FAA deputy administrator is Robert Sturgell, a former Top Gun staffer and airline pilot.

January 17, 2008 - 5:35am

The Senate confirmed three new members of the NTSB, including its new chairman, and a new FAA deputy administrator. Former DOT official Ellen Engleman was sworn in March 24 as the new NTSB chairman. Before her appointment, Engleman served for 18 months as the administrator of the DOT’s research and special programs administration. The new FAA deputy administrator is Robert Sturgell, a former Top Gun staffer and airline pilot.

 
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