Release #13.21
April 29, 2013

ALPA Congratulates Transportation Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx

WASHINGTON—Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes President Obama’s nomination 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 nomination 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.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more than 50,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at

# # #

CONTACT: ALPA Media, 703/481-4440 or