FAA Names Permanent Aviation Safety Chief
David Boulter has been tapped to serve in the role
On August 28, 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was naming the acting head of aviation safety to the permanent job, as the United States grapples with a series of troubling air safety near-miss incidents.
David Boulter, a long-time FAA official and pilot, has been tapped to serve as the FAA's associate administrator for aviation safety. The FAA said Boulter "is well qualified to carry on the important work of protecting the traveling public as we continue the FAA's mission to make the world’s safest form of travel even safer." The statement said that an increase in incidents "reminded us that we can never take our safety record for granted."
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating seven runway incursion events since January, including an Aug. 11 near miss in San Diego.
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