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Airlines for America Commends Confirmation of Christopher Hart as NTSB Chairman

March 12, 2015 | By Business Wire News


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 nearly $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 11 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. Our member carriers and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.

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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Airlines for America
Vaughn Jennings
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications
Melanie Hinton
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and Communications
Victoria Day
Managing Director, Corporate and Member Communications
Jean Medina
Senior Vice President, Communications


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