Airlines for America Commends Commerce Committee Approval of Dickson Nomination

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019 – Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the Senate Commerce Committee’s approval of the nomination of Captain Steve Dickson to serve as the next Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

A4A strongly supports Mr. Dickson’s nomination and has consistently called on Senate leaders to approve his confirmation to lead the FAA.

“We continue to believe that Steve Dickson is uniquely qualified to provide the vision, leadership and experience needed to meet the challenges and significant opportunities ahead for the FAA,” said Calio. “We urge all Senators to approve his nomination on the Senate floor.”

Calio also called on House and Senate leaders to expeditiously consider bicameral passage of a waiver to ensure that Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell can continue serving as FAA Deputy Administrator. Mr. Elwell has done an outstanding job as Acting Administrator.


Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.

A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.

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