WASHINGTON, March 19, 2018 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Kevin K. McAleenan on his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“Commissioner McAleenan has long been steadfast in his leadership to advance innovative and practical security initiatives that uphold and protect the safety of our nation’s airspace,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “There is no better person to head CBP. We congratulate Commissioner McAleenan on his confirmation and look forward to our sustained partnership to solidify our country’s reputation as a global leader in aviation security.”
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.