Keegan will lead FAA research and acquisitions

Keegan will lead FAA research and acquisitions

Charles Keegan, chief of the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control modernization project, will take the helm of the agency's Office of Research and Acquisitions.

He succeeds Steven B. Zaidman, who retired as associate administrator for research and acquisition April 13.

Keegan will be responsible for research, acquisition, integration, development and deployment of air traffic control systems.

He also will retain his current responsibilities for managing the agency's 10-year, $11.5 billion air traffic control modernization.

'Charlie is a proven leader with strong air traffic operational experience,' FAA Administrator Jane Garvey said. 'His most recent success includes delivering the products and programs promised under Free Flight Phase 1. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to help develop our nation's air traffic control system.'

Keegan, a pilot, has managed quality assurance and training programs and supervised acquisition organizations.

He graduated from Daniel Webster College in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in air traffic control management, aviation management and transportation management.

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