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Airports Council Congratulates Dickson on Nomination to Lead FAA


March 20, 2019


WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated Steve Dickson following the announcement that President Donald J. Trump intends to nominate him to serve as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator. As an agency of the Department of Transportation, the FAA is responsible for the regulation and oversight of the United States’ aerospace system, including airports.

“As an essential part of our nations’ transportation system, airports continually work in collaboration with the FAA to guarantee the safe, secure, and efficient movement of people and goods. Throughout his career in the aviation industry, Steve has proven to be an impactful leader. ACI-NA had a strong working relationship with him during his tenure at Delta Air Lines and appreciated his leadership and important contributions to NextGen and air traffic management. I congratulate Steve on this nomination to lead the agency as the Administrator and I look forward to working with him to maintain and improve a safe and efficient aerospace system.”


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at