Former FAA Administrator J. Lynn Helms Dies

J. Lynn Helms

WESTPORT, CONN. – Former FAA Administrator under the Reagan Administration, J. Lynn Helms, died December 11, 2011, at his home in Westport, Connecticut at age 86 from cardiopulmonary failure and complications from pneumonia. Helms oversaw the FAA during the strike of almost 13,000 air traffic controllers. Before joining the FAA in 1981, Helms served as president and CEO of Piper Aircraft.

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