Airports Council Statement on Dickson FAA Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Steve Dickson 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.

“Congratulations to Administrator Dickson on his confirmation to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. He has important work ahead of him. Airports appreciate the strong and cooperative relationship we have with the FAA. We look forward to working closely with Administrator Dickson to improve our nation’s airports by finding a real solution to our significant infrastructure needs and by reforming and streamlining costly regulatory burdens on our industry. Modernizing our airports will enhance the air travel experience for millions of Americans.”


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