FAA’s Steve Dickson to Share Perspectives on Workforce, Safety at NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Sept. 18, 2019 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson will speak at the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which takes place Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV.

Dickson will give two presentations on the convention’s third day, Oct. 24. He will begin the day at the show’s Careers in Business Aviation Day, where he will talk with high school students about the many promising careers in aviation; after that event, he will address the NBAA-BACE National Safety Forum, to provide his perspectives on business aviation safety.

“We are honored Steve Dickson will be with us to inspire young people about the aviation careers awaiting them in science, technology, engineering, math and beyond,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are equally pleased that he will be a part of the day we set aside at our convention each year to redouble our focus on safety, our industry’s highest priority.”

NBAA’s Careers in Business Aviation Day will be focused on introducing students to the global business aviation industry and inspiring young people to explore the diversity of aviation careers. NBAA’s fifth annual National Safety Forum will focus on the pursuit of excellence in airmanship in an era defined by increasing automation in aviation.

As head of the FAA, Dickson oversees the agency’s $16.4 billion-dollar budget and more than 47,000 employees, as well as the ongoing, multibillion-dollar Next Generation (“NextGen”) air traffic control modernization.

A longtime Delta Air Lines captain, Dickson most recently served as the carrier’s senior vice president of global flight operations across six continents, involving training, technical support, staffing, scheduling, quality assurance and regulatory compliance for more than 13,000 pilots. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude. Dickson is a former F-15 pilot, and has served as chairman of several industry stakeholder groups and federal advisory committees.

He was confirmed for a five-year term as FAA administrator by the U.S. Senate on July 24, and sworn in the following month by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day.

Learn more about the NBAA-BACE National Safety Forum.


No other industry event showcases the innovation and excitement of the global business aviation community like NBAA-BACE, where attendees have the unparalleled opportunity to compare the latest business aircraft, products, technology and services offered by this dynamic industry. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport Oct. 22-24, the 2019 edition of NBAA-BACE offers a premier venue to experience the very latest that business aviation has to offer, as well as multiple opportunities for networking and education.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and professionals and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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