Arlington, Va. — Today, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning released the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation:
“Congratulations to newly confirmed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. As the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and the first openly gay leader of an American cabinet agency, Secretary Buttigieg is both breaking ground for the LGBTQ community and bringing critical local government experience in optimizing transportation and public-private partnerships to the department.
“Through innovations like advanced air mobility, more sustainable aviation technologies and fuels, and commercial space transportation, the aerospace and defense industry will help define the future of travel in the U.S. and around the world. We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg on rebuilding and reimagining our infrastructure, while investing in the technologies that will revolutionize the way people and products move.”