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American Airlines statement on the confirmation of Michael Whitaker

    American today released the following statement on the confirmation of Michael Whitaker.

“It is essential for the FAA to have a permanent, qualified leader and we commend the United States Senate for unanimously approving Michael Whitaker’s nomination with robust bipartisan support,” said American’s CEO Robert Isom.

“Mr. Whitaker is the right person at the right time to lead the FAA into the next generation of aviation. His sterling qualifications in the industry and robust experience as a former FAA Deputy Administrator will be invaluable as the FAA modernizes our nation’s aviation system and maintains the highest levels of safety across the industry. We congratulate Mr. Whitaker on his confirmation and look forward to continuing our positive working relationship with the FAA leadership team.”

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