WASHINGTON, June 16, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to serve as the next Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“Vice Admiral Neffenger shares our commitment to the multi-layered approach to aviation security that has helped make air travel is the safest form of intercity transportation in the United States,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “A4A congratulates Vice Admiral Neffenger on his confirmation, and we remain committed to working collaboratively with TSA under his leadership to advocate for risk-based solutions that further bolster security, while making travel more convenient for the customers we serve.”
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. U.S. airlines fly 2.4 million passengers and more than 58,000 tons of cargo each day. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness.
A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.