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.”
Airlines for America (A4A) members are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and UPS. Air Canada is an associate member.
A4A advocates on behalf of the leading U.S. airlines, both passenger and cargo carriers. A4A works collaboratively with industry stakeholders, federal agencies, the Administration, Congress, labor and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.