Airlines welcome Hutchison appointment

The Air Transport Association of America has congratulated Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on her appointment to the position of ranking member of the Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.“We heartily congratulate Sen. Hutchison on her appointment to this critically important position. She brings with her a wealth of aviation experience; a unique and deep appreciation for industry issues; a strong reputation as a savvy legislator; and the added clout of a continuing role in the Republican leadership of the Senate. We very much look forward to working with her as we tackle the many contentious issues that we face together.”