Issued by National Business Aviation Association.
September 18, 2019
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson will speak at the 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which takes place October 22-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dickson will give two presentations on the convention's third day, October 24. He will begin the day at the show's Careers in Business Aviation Day, where he will talk with high school students about the many promising careers in aviation; after that event, he will address the NBAA-BACE National Safety Forum, to provide his perspectives on business aviation safety.
“We are honoured Steve Dickson will be with us to inspire young people about the aviation careers awaiting them in science, technology, engineering, math and beyond,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We are equally pleased that he will be a part of the day we set aside at our convention each year to redouble our focus on safety, our industry's highest priority.”
NBAA's Careers in Business Aviation Day will be focused on introducing students to the global business aviation industry and inspiring young people to explore the diversity of aviation careers. NBAA's fifth annual National Safety Forum will focus on the pursuit of excellence in airmanship in an era defined by increasing automation in aviation.
As head of the FAA, Dickson oversees the agency's $16.4 billion-dollar budget and more than 47,000 employees, as well as the ongoing, multibillion-dollar next generation air traffic control modernisation.
A longtime Delta Air Lines captain, Dickson most recently served as the carrier's senior vice president of global flight operations across six continents, involving training, technical support, staffing, scheduling, quality assurance and regulatory compliance for more than 13,000 pilots. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude. Dickson is a former F-15 pilot, and has served as chairman of several industry stakeholder groups and federal advisory committees.
He was confirmed for a five-year term as FAA administrator by the U.S. Senate on July 24, and sworn in the following month by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.