Barry Cooper retires from the FAA after 40 years of service. His leadership recognizes the airport is there to serve the community.
David Griffin retires after 32.5 years as Stanly County Airport manager. When he took the job, Griffin’s only aviation experience was being a licensed pilot.
Peggy Gilligan’s legacy in moving the FAA from a reactive to a proactive safety culture organization is extraordinary. She overcame many hurdles and leaves the FAA a better place.
Thella F. Bowens ran San Diego International Airport for 21 years with a history that defines a successful airport executive. Her mark of excellence merits a place in the Aviation Hall of Fame and a rewarding retirement.
The challenges of Alexandre de Juniac’s new office will arrive soon with ICAO’s 39th triennial assembly. IATA has official observer status and will be involved in the difficult CO2 emissions proposal. His predecessor DG Tyler had to respond to a number of major economic, safety and security issues.
Capt. Randy Babbitt is retiring after 50 years in the aviation industry. His resume includes senior VP of labor relations for Southwest and head of the FAA.
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