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Regional Airline Association Statement on Nomination of Elaine Chao as DOT Secretary

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  
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For Immediate Release                        Contact:  media@raa.org
November 30, 2016

Regional Airline Association Statement on Nomination of Elaine Chao as DOT Secretary

Washington, DC –The Regional Airline Association (RAA) congratulates Elaine Chao as President Elect Trump’s nominee for the Department of Transportation Secretary. Over the last decade the aviation industry has made tremendous strides in safety and performance, and we look to Secretary Chao’s leadership and extensive experience to help keep that momentum going.  RAA’s President, Faye Malarkey Black said “While the industry is in an unprecedented period of safety and operational performance, we will not become complacent. RAA looks forward to working with Secretary Chao and her team on issues like ensuring the highest level of aviation safety, advancing NextGen, and encouraging a new generation of proficient commercial airline pilots.” Ms. Black added, “We look forward to working with the nominee and her incoming team at the Department of Transportation.”    


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