Former airline executive Michael G. Whitaker, who most recently served as a consultant to a company that operates India’s largest domestic airline, has been appointed as the deputy administrator for the FAA. “We are pleased the president has appointed someone who has spent so much of his career in the aviation industry to fill the role of deputy FAA administrator,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller. “Michael Whitaker’s extensive experience in the airline industry, both in the United States and abroad, gives him an excellent understanding of the national air transportation system, particularly the issues facing commercial air carriers. We

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