WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended the U.S Senate’s unanimous confirmation of Christopher Hart to serve as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
“A4A congratulates Chairman Hart on his unanimous confirmation,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Chairman Hart is well regarded as a strong leader and relentless advocate for achieving the highest levels of safety – the NTSB will continue to benefit from his leadership. The U.S. airline industry is in the safest period in aviation history due to the ongoing and strong collaboration among the airlines, labor, manufacturers and government, and we remain committed to working with Chairman Hart and his team to maintain our role as a worldwide leader in aviation safety and 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.