With the nomination of Stephen Dickson to serve as the next FAA administrator, US President Donald Trump has selected a former airline pilot steeped in the NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization effort who has also been a prominent opponent of spinning off the agency’s ATC function as a nonprofit corporation. A US Air Force veteran, Dickson retired as Delta Air Lines SVP-flight operations in October 2018 after 27 years with the airline. In that role, he was responsible for ...

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