FAA Administrator Marion Blakey has said in the past she
believes ATC hiring is keeping pace with retirements, contending there are sufficient
controllers, overall, and planes are being moved
safely and efficiently.
Fixed Base Operator -- An airport-based business which
parks, services, fuels and may repair aircraft; often rents
aircraft and provides flight training. The term was coined to
differentiate FBOs from businesses or individuals without an
established place of business on the airport.