WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. airlines, applauded the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Kathryn Thomson as General Counsel for the Department of Transportation (DOT).
“We applaud the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Kathryn Thompson and welcome her as the 22nd DOT General Counsel,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Kathryn is an experienced counselor who has demonstrated sound judgment and leadership at both the FAA and DOT. Her commitment to transportation will serve the country well and we look forward to continuing to work with her as the Department tackles many difficult challenges, including advancing the NextGen air traffic management system. Her experience in environmental issues also will be important as the airline industry and the Department work with the International Civil Aviation Organization to continue to address aviation greenhouse gas emissions on a global, sectoral basis,” added Calio.
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.