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.”
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. Airlines for America (A4A) vigorously 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.
America needs a cohesive National Airline Policy that will support the integral role the nation’s airlines play in connecting people and goods globally, spur the nation’s economic growth and create more high-paying jobs. A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor groups, Congress and the Administration to improve air travel for everyone.
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