Airlines for America Commends TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger for His Service

His commitment to passenger safety and collaborative spirit will be missed

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, and its member carriers thank Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger for his service to the nation and his unwavering commitment to passenger safety and security. Administrator Neffenger announced today that he will not be staying on after January 2017.

“During his tenure, Administrator Neffenger made fundamental changes at TSA that improved the agency’s operations,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “The hallmark of his tenure has been a vision to increase security while optimizing the travel experience, a strong level of collaboration and an unprecedented attitude of positive problem-solving with stakeholders.”

“The traveling public has been the beneficiary of his commitment to passenger safety and security, and of his innovative vision of how the TSA should accomplish its mission,” said Calio. “He will be missed.”


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.

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