Airlines for America Congratulates New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

WASHINGTON, December 6, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today congratulated Kirstjen Nielsen on being sworn-in to serve as our nation’s sixth Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary.

“Secretary Nielsen is an accomplished and respected leader who shares our commitment to maintaining and further building upon our nation’s reputation as a global leader in aviation security,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We congratulate Secretary Nielsen on her swearing-in and the U.S. airline industry stands ready to continue working collaboratively with DHS under her leadership to advance risk-based solutions to aviation security that have served as the foundation of the largest and safest aviation system in the world.”


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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