WASHINGTON, September 26, 2018 – Today, Airlines for America (A4A) President & CEO Nicholas E. Calio issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018.
We commend the bipartisan leadership of Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) in delivering a long-term FAA bill that advances America’s role as a global aviation leader, while enabling the industry to continue meeting the needs of our customers and supporting and investing in our industry workforce. We urge the Senate to quickly follow suit and pass this important legislation.
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.