Former FAA administrator joins Delta board of directors

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a news conference Jan. 6, 2016, discussing the unmanned aircraft registration and providing updates on the agency's work to safely integrate them into the National Airspace System at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta speaks during a news conference Jan. 6, 2016, discussing the unmanned aircraft registration and providing updates on the agency's work to safely integrate them into the National Airspace System at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Michael Huerta, the former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration is joining Delta Air Lines' board of directors.

Huerta served a five-year term as FAA administrator after being nominated to the position by President Barack Obama and sworn into office in January 2013. He stepped down at the completion of his term in January 2018, and President Donald Trump named deputy administrator Dan Elwell as acting administrator.

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Huerta was previously a deputy administrator at the FAA, and before joining the agency he was president of the transportation solutions group at Affiliated Computer Services. Prior to that, he held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation, was executive director of the Port of San Francisco and was commissioner of New York’s Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce.

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