ALPA Prepared to Highlight Membership’s Safety Contributions to NTSB

May 14, 2010 - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a three-day “Public Safety Forum on Professionalism in Aviation” beginning Tuesday, May 18, and ALPA representatives will be active in all phases of discussions.

ALPA is participating to show the aviation community the true level of ethics, professionalism, and commitment that airline pilots have to their profession. “Our membership has been the subject of unprecedented scrutiny in the past year, and has come under fire for an extremely small number of high-profile incidents. It’s time for us to remind the industry that aviation in North America is the safest it has ever been, mostly due to the commitment of professional airline pilots,” states ALPA’s president, Capt. John Prater. “Every day tens of thousands of flights operate, carrying more than a million passengers and thousands of tons of freight, safely and without accident or incident. It’s time we received the credit and respect we deserve.”
Click here to read “Saluting the Professional Pilot” from the March 2010 issue of Air Line Pilot magazine.
Click here for ALPA’s White Paper issued in September 2009 on Producing a Professional Airline Pilot.