ALPA Invited to Present at NTSB Professionalism Forum

April 23, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has asked the chairs of three ALPA groups—Capt. John Sluys (ALA) of the Professional Development Group; Capt. John Rosenberg (DAL) of the Professional Standards Committee; and Capt. Tim Flaherty (DAL) of the Air Traffic Services Group—to serve as panelists at a safety forum on professionalism. As practitioners in their respective fields, each of these ALPA leaders will address the subject of enhancing professionalism.

The purpose of the forum is to gather information on the screening, selection, and training of pilots and air traffic controllers and on methods to reinforce professionalism and excellence. The forum is scheduled for May 18–20 in Washington, D.C., and will be chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman.

Other panelists participating in the forum will represent industry, government agencies, academia, and professional associations. A technical panel composed of NTSB staff from the Offices of Aviation Safety and Research and Engineering, and all board members who will make up the Board of Inquiry will question the panelists. The forum will be made available via webcast on the NTSB’s website. The agenda will be provided once NTSB makes it available.