Editor's Log

January 2012 Issue

Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times” is often referred to as a Chinese curse, though its provenance isn’t clear. Unfortunately, the times have become increasingly “interesting” at the FAA. Most recently, Administrator Randy Babbitt’s resignation in the aftermath of his DUI arrest will leave the agency rudderless. Babbitt’s deputy, Michael Huerta, was named acting administrator but given next year’s looming general election, it’s likely Congress will refuse to even consider confirming a full-time replacement until at least January 2013.

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