Leadership From the Cockpit
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The most important safety feature of any airline operation is a well-trained, highly experienced and qualified professional pilot. And the best way to attract and retain these pilots is to pay them competitive wages and offer a solid career progression.
This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the second meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). ALPA was appointed to this group, which was established last year and we continue to have an active role in helping advise the FAA on prioritized policy areas that are urgently needed to ensure that as UAS operations expand, they do not compromise the safety of our shared airspace.
This afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine Chao by a 93-6 vote to serve as our nation’s 18th Secretary of Transportation. ALPA looks forward to working with Secretary Chao to advance the aviation industry and ensure that the United States continues to usher millions of passengers and tons of cargo safely to global destinations each and every day and night.
While many of us will travel by air during the holidays, this time of year also marks the busiest season for sending packages. Many gift givers not only ship packages, but also bring gifts on board flights. If not disclosed and handled properly, lithium batteries and other hazardous materials such as food packed in dry ice or flammable liquids can present a serious risk.
Across North America this week, drones have once again been receiving much media attention—from a possible sighting by a Canadian pilot at 9,000 feet to thousands gathering in California to discuss the commercial applications of UAS technology. All the while, ALPA continues to be a recognized leader in calling for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace.