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"FAA Announces Move Of Headquarters To Dubai"
- From: "Stephen Irwin" <stepheni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2007 03:31:43 -0500
Sunday, April 1, 2007
FAA Announces Move Of Headquarters To Dubai
Hot on the heels of global oil marketer Halliburton's move of its
headquarters from Houston, TX to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the
Federal Aviation Administration announced this week it will also relocate
its operations to the small oil-rich principality, from Washington, DC.
"Let's face it -- we're not exactly welcome here anymore, what with all the
disgruntled general aviation pilots grousing about 'airline-supported user
fees' and what not," said agency spokesperson Peter Smith. "While the FAA
will continue to reign its influence over all matters related to aviation
and aerospace in the United States, it will now do so from a safe and
Few details of the move are known at this time, other than full relocation
is expected to be completed by the end of summer -- just as the FAA's
proposed reauthorization bill will come to a vote.
"We REALLY hope that funding comes through," Smith added. "You do NOT want
to tick the guys off down at Ryder Truck Rental of Dubai." The spokesman
refused to comment on reports Adminstrator Marion Blakey was in line to
become the new CEO of Emirates.
ANN will continue to follow this developing story.
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