WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement on the election of Air Line Pilots Association, International’s (ALPA) 10th President, Capt. Canoll:
“A4A deeply appreciates the strong working relationship we have with ALPA, which was forged under Capt. Lee Moak’s leadership, and we look forward to working with Capt. Canoll and his team on issues affecting the airline industry and our customers, including ensuring that next year’s FAA reauthorization legislation addresses the tax, regulatory and infrastructure challenges that impede U.S. airlines’ ability to grow, create jobs and compete globally,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “The United States has the best pilots and best air traffic controllers in the world and we need to work together to give them a modernized NextGen airspace management system to operate in.”
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.