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National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

For Immediate Release

Nov. 9, 2016

Contact: Sarah McCann, 202-220-9813

NATCA Leadership Statement on the Presidential Election

WASHINGTON – NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert issued the following joint statement on the results of the presidential election:

“We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on their victory.”

“Our National Airspace System (NAS) is the world’s safest and most efficient. It provides 11.8 million jobs and creates $1.5 trillion in total economic activity, contributing over five percent to the United States Gross Domestic Product. We look forward to working with the new Administration to secure a stable, predictable funding stream for the NAS. This will be essential to protecting the system and the workforce that safeguards it, while also implementing modernization efforts and providing air travelers the safety and professionalism they deserve.”

“We also look forward to working with the new Administration to further advance the tremendously successful collaborative relationship we’ve built with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation over the last eight years, which has yielded positive results for the American people.”

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Certified in 1987, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association represents nearly 20,000 highly skilled air traffic controllers, engineers and other safety-related professionals.

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