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NBAA Issues Statement on Erroll Southers Nomination for Transportation Security Administration Assistant Secretary

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, [email protected]
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, [email protected]

Washington, DC, September 11, 2009 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement regarding an announcement by the Department of Homeland Security that President Obama intends to nominate Erroll Southers for assistant secretary of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

"As we mark the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we know that security must remain a top priority, especially in aviation," said Bolen. "Since the TSA's inception, NBAA and its Members have continually reached out to the agency and advocated for policies that enhance security without restricting mobility. As the White House prepares to submit this nomination, the business aviation community has a number of very important concerns before the TSA. We will be closely monitoring the progress of Mr. Southers' nomination, and working to ensure that he has a full understanding of the unique operating needs of our Members."

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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