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Michael Peter Huerta, born on November 18, 1956, is the Federal Aviation Administration’s administrator. On June 23, 2010, Huerta was confirmed as the deputy administrator. When Randy Babbitt resigned on December 06, 2011, he then became the acting administrator, and the confirmation happened on January 7, 2013.
Michael Peter Huerta got his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California. He also received his master’s in international relations from the Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
From 1986 to 1989, Huerta was the commissioner of the Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce in New York City. He left the position in January 1989 and for four consecutive years; he became the Port of San Francisco’s executive director. That’s from 1989 to 1993.
Huerta then held senior positions from 1993 to 1998 at the United States Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. During the administration of former President Bill Clinton, he served under Secretaries Rodney E. Slater and Federico Peña.
He worked also worked as a managing director of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games held in 2002. The project involved the preparation of the Salt Lake City’s transportation outlets; the Olympic transportation facilities’ planning and construction; and the highly successful travel demand management system’s development that provided a means for the transportation system to operate safely and efficiently.In 2002, he became the Transportation Solutions Group’s president.
President Barack Obama nominated Huerta as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Deputy Administrator. However, he waited for five months for his congressional confirmation. He appeared before Congress for his confirmation hearing on January 26, 2010, but was help up by John Cornyn, a senator in Texas. The reason was due to unmanned combat aerial vehicles, also known as fighter drones, patrolling the Mexico-United States border.
On June 23, 2010, he had the confirmation and became the Federal Aviation Administrator’s Deputy Administrator. On December 6, 2011, he took over Randy Babbitt’s position. Babbitt resigned, and he became the Acting Manager of the Federal Aviation Administration. Overseeing the operation of the National Airspace System was one of his responsibilities. Also, he had the responsibility of overseeing the $16 billion budget.
On March 27, 2012, he was formally nominated by President Barack Obama as the next Federal Aviation Administration’s permanent Administrator with a five-year term. The nomination was then confirmed on January 1, 2013, by the United States Senate.
Under his supervision, the Federal Aviation Administration had six public entities in December 2013. The purpose was to develop unmanned aircraft systems or UAS research and test sites within the United States. The different types of unmanned aircraft systems are the public operations, model aircraft, and civil operations including private jet charter flights. Michael Huerta was then recognized as one of the most influential persons in Drones in June 2014.
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