WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named industry veteran Michael Cirillo as Managing Director for Air Traffic Management. Cirillo, who brings more than 35 years of experience in air traffic planning, procedures and system development, joins A4A following a distinguished career at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where he held several roles over the course of his tenure, including Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regions and Center Operations, Alaskan Regional Administrator and Vice President for System Operations Services. Prior to joining the FAA, Cirillo was an Air Traffic Control Specialist in the U.S. Air Force.
At A4A, Cirillo will report to Paul McGraw, Vice President for Operations and Safety, and play a key role in providing strategic direction and assistance to the A4A Air Traffic Control Council in the development of policies and procedures that will accelerate the benefits of FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
“Mike Cirillo is highly respected within the aviation industry for his leadership and commitment to improving our nation’s air traffic control services,” said Dan Elwell, A4A’s Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations. “Mike’s decades of air traffic management experience will be a positive addition to A4A, our members and the customers they 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.