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Federal Aviation Administration seeks administrator

Search in one of the worst periods for US aviation history

On February 16th, the current administrator of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Steve Dickson, announced that he would step down in March, halfway through his five-year term. Now the American civil aviation authority is having to choose a new authoritative figure in one of the most difficult periods in its history.

In fact, there are a lot of hot dossiers to be examined by the civil aviation regulators: the tensions with the agency and the telecommunication companies on the 5G mobile telephony service, the two air tragedies of the B-737 Max plane that have cast shadows on Faa's work, the covid-19 pandemic that has upset the aerospace sector. 

There are numerous papable names that have appeared in the U.S. media to date: hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger who became an ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); United Airlines pilot and politician John Boccieri; former National Transportation Safety Board president Deborah Hersman; former Faa chief counsel Katie Thomson who now directs implementation of the U.S. Department of Transportation's infrastructure program; former Air Line Pilots Association union president Lee Moak; and Faa deputy administrator Bradley Mims.

On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency