The secretary of state for Transport, Justine Greening, has reappointed Andrew Haines as chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for a further five years.
Haines joined the CAA in August 2009 for an initial three-year term following a successful career in the rail industry.
His appointment followed an open competition held in accordance with the Code of Practice published by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
He was the first chief executive off the CAA, with the position having been created in response to Joseph Pilling’s 2008 strategic review of the Authority.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Since his appointment in 2009, Andrew has helped bring fresh thinking to the CAA while maintaining the UK’s excellent record in aviation safety.
“This vision and drive will be crucial in implementing the passenger-focused reforms to the Authority’s functions and framework that the Government will introduce in the Civil Aviation Bill in 2012.”