WASHINGTON—By nominating Steve Dickson to serve as the next FAA administrator, U.S. President Donald Trump has advanced the name of a former airline pilot steeped in the NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization effort, who also served as a prominent opponent of spinning off the agency’s ATC function to a separate entity. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Dickson retired as Delta Air Lines senior VP of flight operations in October 2018 after serving 27 years with the airline. In ...

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