March 20, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to support Steve Dickson’s nomination by President Donald Trump to be the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“We congratulate Steve Dickson on this step in his career, and we look forward to working with him on issues important to the helicopter community,” says Matt Zuccaro, president and CEO of HAI.
Dickson recently retired from service as the senior vice president – Flight Operations for Delta Air Lines. In this role, he was responsible for the safety and operational performance of Delta’s global flight operations, as well as pilot training, crew resources, crew scheduling, and regulatory compliance. He also flew in line operations as an A320 captain and previously flew the B727, B737, B757, and B767. A former US Air Force officer and F-15 fighter pilot, Dickson is a distinguished graduate of US Air Force Academy’s Class of 1979, as well as a graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude.
“HAI also extends our deepest gratitude to Dan Elwell, who has served admirably as Acting Administrator,” adds Zuccaro. “Dan joined us at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 earlier this month in Atlanta to brief our attendees on current aviation issues. We know Dan has a busy schedule, and we are grateful that he found the time to spend with the helicopter community.”