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It’s a Bad Time to Find New Federal Aviation Administration Boss

  • Florida Senator Scott has vowed to hold up nominee to lead FAA
  • Agency grappling with controversy over 5G, crashes, Covid-19
Rick Scott
Rick ScottPhotographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in one of the most demanding periods in its history as it grapples with controversial new 5G mobile phone service, the fallout from twin Boeing Co. 737 Max tragedies and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now the agency must contend with the potential of operating without a confirmed leader.