WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the leadership and public service of Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, who announced today that he is retiring at the end of the year.
“Administrator Pistole is a trusted partner whose leadership and commitment to maintaining the safest aviation system in the world cannot be overstated,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Under his leadership, TSA pioneered programs to further risk-based security, including Known Crewmember and TSA Pre✓™, demonstrating that enhanced security and the efficient movement of passengers and cargo are not mutually exclusive goals. On behalf of A4A and our members, we thank him for his years of dedicated public service and for always making the safety and security of our passengers and crew the highest priority.”
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.