(Reuters) – Deputy U.S. Transportation Secretary Polly Trottenberg is expected to be named Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) next interim leader, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Trottenberg’s appointment wasn’t final and could change, the people added.
Acting FAA administrator Billy Nolen is expected to step down from the agency as soon as this week, the report said.
Reuters earlier reported that Nolen is expected to take a position with electric air taxi firm Archer Aviation after he leaves the FAA.
On April 21, Nolen said he planned to depart the agency this summer after the White House nominates a new administrator. In March, Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington withdrew his nomination to serve as FAA administrator after Republican criticism.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
(Reporting by Kanjyik Ghosh in Bengaluru; Editing by Diane Craft)
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