Release #14.33
April 17, 2014

ALPA’s Sean Cassidy Appointed to TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole announced the appointment of the Association’s first vice president and national safety coordinator, Capt. Sean Cassidy, to the TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).

“We applaud Capt. Sean Cassidy on his appointment to the committee. Capt. Cassidy’s operational expertise will enable the TSA to be even better equipped to continue its mission to further improve security methods, equipment, and procedures within the U.S. aviation industry. ALPA commends DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson for his outstanding selection of new ASAC members, including several leaders in the aviation industry.

“Capt. Cassidy will bring with him a wide range of experience as an airline pilot, aviation safety expert, and head at the world’s largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization. We look forward to seeing his contribution to TSA’s efforts to improve the effectiveness of risk-based security procedures and further develop recommendations for improvements to aviation security methods at passenger and all-cargo airlines.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing nearly 50,000 pilots at 31 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.


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