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 (FAA).

" 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