WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, commended the Obama administration on the nomination of Michael P. Huerta as Federal Aviation Administration Administrator.
"Michael Huerta's proven leadership and clear grasp of the imperatives of NextGen make him an outstanding choice at this important time to further drive safety and improved efficiency of our nation's airspace," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. "The aviation industry is one of the highest contributors to our nation's economy and workforce, and we urge the Senate to move swiftly on a nomination so important to the traveling public."
Annually, commercial aviation helps drive more than $1 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 10 million U.S. jobs. A4A airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. For more information about the airline industry, visit www.airlines.org and follow us on Twitter @airlinesdotorg.
SOURCE Airlines for America