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 http://www.smartskies.org. For more information
on next-generation air traffic control, visit http://www.smartskies.org.
SOURCE Air Transport Association