- Published: February 17, 2022
From PASS National President Dave Spero:
PASS was surprised as many were when FAA Administrator Steve Dickson announced his resignation last night. We thank him for his steady leadership during a difficult two-and-a-half years for the agency. He valued his labor partners and understood those collaborative relationships are vital to the safety of the National Airspace System and all those who travel through it.
I spoke to the Administrator last night and offered my appreciation for his service. He brought dignity to the position and is a credit to the role of federal service. Not long after he took the helm of the FAA, the Administrator met with the PASS Executive Board at our headquarters in Washington. He took many difficult questions, but it was a mutually beneficial conversation and set the tone for our relationship going forward. He told me he appreciates everything that PASS has been doing in service to the agency’s mission and thanked me for the recent paper we issued around 5G concerns and aviation safety.
As a fellow Air Force veteran, I offered my appreciation and best wishes on behalf of the 11,000 FAA employees that PASS represents. As for the next head of the agency, I’m looking forward to the president appointing a new FAA administrator who considers PASS a key partner in keeping the NAS safe and secure and assures that we have a seat at that table.
We thank Administrator Dickson for his service to the FAA and to the nation.