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.”


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.

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