February 24, 1984
The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald D. Engen to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. He would succeed J. Lynn Helms.
Since 1982 Mr. Engen has been serving as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Previously he was senior associate for professional development and training for Ketron, Inc., in Arlington, VA. He was general manager, Piper Aircraft Corp., Lakeland Division, in Lakeland, FL, in 1978 - 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy as Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command and U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA, in 1976 - 1978. He was commissioned ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and progressed through the ranks to vice admiral in 1976. He retired from the Navy in 1978.
He graduated from George Washington University with a B.S. in business administration. In addition, he graduated from the U.S. Naval War College. He is married, has four children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born May 28, 1924.