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** FILE ** Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner (center), flanked by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left) and Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta, speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787's critical systems, including its design, manufacture and assembly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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** FILE ** Boeing Commercial Airplanes President Ray Conner (center), flanked by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left) and Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta, speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, to discuss a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787's critical systems, including its design, manufacture and assembly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Michael P. Huerta,of the Federal Aviation Administration, said, “We need to change the way we do business.” Drones will pose a challenge to the agency tasked with regulating aircraft. (Associated Press)

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Michael P. Huerta is the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, speaks as one of the keynote speakers at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, North America 2012 conference inside the exhibition hall of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. (Martin S. Fuentes/Special to The Washington Times)

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On Thursday, a judge tossed out drunken driving charges against Randy Babbitt, who resigned as head of the FAA after news of his arrest became public. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 10, 2010, file photo Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt speaks in Washington. Babbitt has been charged with driving while intoxicated following a weekend traffic stop in northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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FAA Administrator Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt

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Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York and Barbara Boxer of California arrive Thursday to speak to reporters about legislation funding the Federal Aviation Administration. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: FAA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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** FILE ** U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, talks to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt during a news conference to discuss the interruption of federal funding for airport construction projects and contractors at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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"We can get this done," Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, said Monday of efforts to resolve the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. But Republicans later blocked a bipartisan plan to settle the funding issue, making a standoff a possibility until September. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 10, 2010, file photo FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt talks about proposed rules to help prevent dangerous pilot fatigue at the Transportation Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Operating Officer Hank Krakowski poses in the cockpit of an FAA jet in a hangar at Washington's Reagan National Airport. Krakowski, the official who oversees the nation's air traffic system resigned Thursday and the FAA began a "top to bottom" review of the entire system following disclosures of four instances of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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** FILE ** A passenger jet takes off near the FAA control tower at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in March 2011. (AP Photo)