OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's four largest airlines welcome the appointment of Lloyd McCoomb as the new Chair of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), and the appointment of Peter Wallis to the CATSA Board of Directors. CATSA plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and security of the travelling public. Dr. McCoomb's extensive knowledge of the aviation industry and understanding of the unique issues airlines face is welcomed by the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) members - Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet.
"We have worked well with Dr. McCoomb in the past and we look forward to working with him in his new role. We believe that his airport background and understanding of the industry's issues will go a long way to improve a passenger's journey through the airport without compromising security. The government and the Minister of Transport Denis Lebel deserve a tip of the hat for selecting such a high-caliber candidate with relevant operational experience" said George Petsikas, President of the NACC.
Canada's passenger airlines recognize that safe and secure air travel is a priority for all Canadians, and is vital to our national security at large. The NACC works with Transport Canada, airports, CATSA and other government agencies to improve the security processes.
The National Airlines Council of Canada is a trade association founded by Air Canada, WestJet, Air Transat and Jazz Aviation LP in order to ensure safe, sustainable and competitive air travel.
SOURCE: National Airlines Council of Canada
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