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.”
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.