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Teri Bristol has been named the new COO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization. The position is responsible for leading the Air Traffic Organization’s 33,000 employees in the safe and efficient delivery of air traffic services throughout the National Airspace System for the flying public, FAA stakeholders, and industry partners.

Bristol has a 21 year record of management and leadership with the Air Traffic Organization. She most recently served as the Deputy COO, where she shared the responsibility for delivering air traffic control, maintenance and engineering, spectrum services, an extensive aircraft fleet to support the FAA and DOD flight inspection program, new program acquisition and execution, and legacy operational program support.

Bristol previously served as the Vice President for Technical Operation Services. Prior to that, she was the Vice President for the Service Center, leading shared services for safety assurance, system support, planning and requirements, business services and administrative services for the ATO operational service units in the ATO service areas. She also brings to bear years of leadership in the Terminal environment, serving as the Director of Terminal Mission Support, the Director for Terminal Air Traffic Operations in the Western Service area, and the Director for Terminal program operations.

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