Air Transport Association Statement on the Nomination of Bobby Sturgell to FAA Administrator

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport
 Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization representing
 leading U.S. airlines, commended the Bush administration on the nomination
 of Bobby Sturgell to administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
     "Bobby Sturgell is a highly respected leader of the aviation community.
 His distinguished and varied background, in both civil and military
 matters, uniquely equips him to serve as FAA administrator," said ATA
 President and CEO James C. May. "We look forward to working with him on the
 wide range of issues that affect aviation, including the ongoing effort to
 modernize the nation's air traffic control system."
     ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent
 of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. For additional information
 about the industry, visit For more information
 on next-generation air traffic control, visit

SOURCE Air Transport Association

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