Captain Steve Dickson is Senior Vice President-Flight Operations for Delta Air Lines. His responsibilities include overseeing Delta’s day-to-day flight operations on six continents, as well as Delta’s pilot training, pilot standards, technical support, pilot staffing and scheduling, operational quality assurance and regulatory compliance. He also provides leadership and direction to Delta’s 13,000+ pilots and an internal support team of 400 employees at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters and around the world.
Dickson, a 27-year Delta veteran, has served in a variety of leadership positions of increasing responsibility. He assumed his current responsibilities in September 2006. He is currently qualified and flies the line as an A320 Captain and has also flown the B727, B737, B757 and B767 during his career at Delta.
Captain Dickson is the past chairman of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operations Committee, as well as two Federal Advisory Committees: the Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC), and the NextGen Implementation Task Force, commonly known in industry circles as “Task Force 5.” In these and other industry roles he has continued to be a strong advocate for Safety Management Systems and improvements to our National Airspace System, specifically NextGen.
A former USAF Officer and F-15 fighter pilot, Dickson is also a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgia State University College of Law. He resides with his wife Janice, in Atlanta, Georgia.