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.”


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.

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