WASHINGTON—Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes President Obama’s appointment today of Anthony Foxx to serve as the next Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary.
“Strong government leadership and partnerships are essential to the advancement of our aviation industry,” said Moak. “Mr. Foxx’s appointment comes at a critical moment in aviation history. Right now, our industry faces unprecedented challenges from foreign competition. Our government leaders, industry, and labor must work together now to level the playing field so that U.S. airlines can compete and prevail in the global marketplace. I look forward to working with Mr. Foxx on this important initiative and many more in the near future.”