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ATA DOT Industry Safety Review Statement

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt of an industry “call to action” to address airline safety and pilot training"ATA fully supports the DOT ‘call to action’ and we commend Secretary LaHood and Administrator Babbitt on taking this important step,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “ATA was a major partner in the Runway Safety Call to Action held by FAA two years ago, and we look forward to being equally engaged with the FAA and our other industry partners in this important work, as well.”

ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. For additional industry information, visit