President Trump has nominated former Delta Airlines official Steve Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House announced Tuesday. If confirmed by the Senate, Dickson will be the first FAA head in 30 years to come directly from a senior position at an airline. His nomination was reportedly planned for earlier this month but was put on hold when a second Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crashed in Ethiopia two weeks ago, prompting the U.S. to ground the plane model. The FAA hasn't had a permanent head since former President Barack Obama nominee Michael Huerta's five-year term ended in January 2018. Longtime aviation expert Daniel Elwell has served in an acting capacity since then.

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