NBAA Issues Statement on Nomination of Steve Dickson as FAA Administrator

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Washington, DC, March 19, 2019 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen released the following statement on today’s nomination of Steve Dickson to the position of administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“Steve is a leader whose comprehensive understanding of our national air transportation system, and the efforts underway to keep building a ‘Next Generation’ system, are second to none,” Bolen said. “NBAA has worked closely with Steve for many years, and we welcome his nomination.”

A longtime Delta Air Lines captain, Dickson 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 and former F-15 pilot.

“We look forward to working with Steve in support of the continuing modernization initiatives that ensure America’s aviation system remains the world’s best,” Bolen continued.

Bolen also expressed his appreciation for current FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell’s service to the agency, noting his “steadfast professionalism in leading the agency through this period of transition.” Elwell spoke last year at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, FL.

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