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NBAA Notes Dismissal of DWI Charges Against Former FAA Administrator

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]

Washington, DC, May 11, 2012 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen provided the following statement after a Fairfax, VA, judge ruled on May 10 that a December 2011 traffic stop for former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Randy Babbitt, which resulted in DWI charges and led to Babbitt's resignation, was made without just cause. 

"For decades, Randy has been one of the most recognized and respected people in aviation. His contributions to the safety and efficiency of air transportation in the United States and around the world are significant. We are pleased that the matter that led to his resignation from the FAA is now closed. We wish him all the best in whatever his future plans may be and trust that the aviation community will benefit from his considerable talent, expertise and commitment."

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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