Jane Garvey has been confirmed as the fourteenth administrator of the US Federal Aviation Administration, replacing David Hinson. Garvey, the first woman to head the aviation agency, is the first administrator to serve in a five-year term. Previous administrators served at the pleasure of the US President.

Before the FAA, Garvey worked at the Federal Highway Administration and was a director of aviation at Boston Logan International Airport. Nominated to be Garvey's deputy is George Donohue, the FAA's research and acquisition chief. The US Senate has yet to act on his nomination.

Source: Flight International