Airline Industry Must Continue to Build on Already High Professionalism Standards

May 20, 2010 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) participated in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Public Safety Forum on Professionalism in Aviation this week to underscore the exemplary professionalism of airline pilots, who safely flew more than 10 million flights in the United States and Canada in 2009.

“ALPA pilots have demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence since the Association was founded in 1931,” said Capt. John Prater, ALPA’s president. “We commend the NTSB for challenging our industry to do even more, because professionalism is a shared responsibility among the regulators, the airlines, and airline workers. If a link is lost anywhere in this chain, our industry fails its passengers and all who depend on a safe transportation system.”