ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Steve Dickson, administrator of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be the opening keynote speaker at Flight Safety Foundation’s 65th Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) in Savannah, Georgia. Dickson, who was confirmed for a five-year term by the U.S. Senate on July 24, 2019, is scheduled to speak April 29.
“We are extremely grateful and excited that Steve has agreed to open BASS 2020,” said Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president and CEO of the Foundation. “His strong advocacy for safety throughout his career as both a pilot and an administrator gives him a unique understanding of all aspects of aviation safety.”
Prior to becoming FAA administrator, Dickson retired from Delta Air lines as the senior vice president of flight operations. He also has served as an Airbus A320 captain and flew the Boeing 727, 737, 757 and 767. He is a former U.S. Air Force officer, F-15 fighter pilot and distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Georgia State University College of Law.
BASS — organized by the Foundation, in partnership with the National Business Aviation Association — is a forum for representatives of the business aviation industry to meet in a collaborative environment to discuss safety concerns and develop means for reducing risk and improving safety.
Information on registration, venue and accommodations are available on the Flight Safety Foundation website.
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