UPS Applauds Senate Passage of Aviation Legislation, Urges Quick Final Enactment
The Senate's passage of legislation that funds critical Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs is a major step toward bringing the U.S. air traffic control system into the 21st century, the chairman and CEO of UPS, Washington, said today.
"It is rare that one piece of legislation accomplishes as much as this bill does for both our nation's economy and American shippers and travelers," said CEO Scott Davis, noting the measure provides funding to modernize the nation's airport infrastructure, create needed U.S. jobs and ensure aviation safety.
"Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senators Rockefeller, Hutchison, Dorgan and DeMint are to be congratulated for their efforts to advance this critical legislation."
UPS operates the world's ninth-largest fleet of jet aircraft and works with the FAA to test satellite navigational systems. The company continues to support passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act and looks forward to the House and Senate negotiating a final bill to send to the President.
"A modern and efficient aviation system is essential for short- and long-term economic progress and ensures that those who use the system can do so with confidence that it is as safe as possible," Davis added.
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.