imageALPA Names 2010 Aviation Safety and Security Priorities

Aviation Security, Pilot Training, and Fatigue Top List
January 28, 2010 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today released its aviation safety and security priorities for 2010. Topping the list are shifting to trust-based aviation security, improving qualifications and training for pilots, and combating pilot fatigue.

“ALPA pilots’ dedication and professionalism have helped to create the foundation for an extraordinarily safe and secure mode of transportation,” said Capt. John Prater, ALPA’s president. “Even as our profession has been devastated by drastic cuts in salary, lost or frozen pensions, and intensifying pressure to work longer hours, ALPA members have remained resolute in holding paramount the safety of our passengers, crews, and cargo. Challenges remain, however, as we pursue ever higher safety and security standards.”
Click here to view a photo slideshow of the conference.