The US Commerce Committee voted along party lines to advance Steve Dickson’s nomination to head the FAA, setting the stage for a showdown on the Senate floor over whistleblower allegations that surfaced recently regarding his tenure as Delta Air Lines SVP-flight operations. Dickson’s path to the helm of the FAA had been complicated by revelations of a whistleblower complaint alleging retaliation against a first officer that took place during his time at Atlanta-based ...

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