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FAA Chief Who Led Agency During 737 Max Crisis Is Stepping Down

  • Administrator Steve Dickson to announce departure to staff
  • Dickson’s tenure was one of agency’s most tumultuous periods
Steve Dickson 
Steve Dickson Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Steve Dickson, who led the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration through a tumultuous period following fatal crashes of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max and the Covid-19 pandemic, is stepping down from the agency at the end of March. 

Dickson informed FAA’s employees in an email Wednesday of his plan to depart less than three years into his five-year term. He called the decision “very difficult,” but said he was motivated by the long periods he’d been forced to spend away from his family in Georgia as a result of the job and the pandemic.