WASHINGTON, August 10, 2017 – Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today congratulated David Pekoske on being sworn in to serve as the seventh administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“Administrator Pekoske is a proven leader with an unwavering commitment to the security of our nation’s transportation sector, and the millions of passengers who depend on it each day,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “We congratulate Administrator Pekoske on his swearing in, and we look forward to working with TSA under his leadership to advance our shared goal of further bolstering what is already the safest aviation system in the world.”
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.