Tilton new chair for ATA

United Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Glenn Tilton has been elected chairman of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) board of directors.

Tilton, succeeds former Northwest Airlines chairman and CEO Douglas Steenland, and will serve a two-year term.

“Airlines are a driver of economic growth, contributing more than US$1.1 trillion in value to the economy and creating more than 10 million jobs,” Tilton said. “With a modernised air traffic control system, we can deliver better financial, operational and environmental results to the benefit of our customers, our employees, our stakeholders and the communities we serve.”

ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 per cent of all US airline passenger and cargo traffic.

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