WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Call to Action meeting to discuss NextGen technology.
“We appreciate FAA’s call to action and willingness to discuss how Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities can be used effectively. ADS-B has the potential to deliver important benefits to the traveling public and the national airspace system. Today, stakeholders were able to share with FAA the need to ensure international harmonization and deliver benefits from this important technology. We hope the FAA responds positively to ensure that this important capability can be utilized.”
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.