Marion C. Blakey

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Antiquated FAA in a Tailspin

New system won't be ready until 2025

(Newser) - With canceled flights, hours on the tarmac, overbooking and a disturbing increase in near  collisions, one might be better off traveling by pony than plane, reports Business Week, and the authority responsible seems least able to fix it. As FAA chief Marion Blakey steps down, she leaves an antiquated agency... More »

FAA Chief Bails for Lobby Group

Latest official to leave administration joins powerful DC organization

(Newser) - The top official of the Federal Aviation Administration is quitting to lead one of  Washington's most powerful lobbying organizations. Marion C. Blakey will head the Aerospace Industries Association, whose members include Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and most of the rest of the heavy hitters in civil and military aviation,... More »

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