Cabin Air Quality Meeting

February 25, 2019 9:00 a.m.
ALPA Conference Center
Herndon, Va.


The ALPA Air Safety Organization’s (ASO) Aeromedical Group is hosting a one-day, ad hoc meeting on Cabin Air Quality (CAQ) on February 25, 2019. MEC support and attendance for this event is very important.

We are seeking support from all ALPA pilot groups to identify and send a representative from your MEC to participate in the meeting. If you are interested in attending, please coordinate with your MEC’s Aeromedical Committee chair, or the person responsible for cabin air quality at your MEC. This meeting has limited capacity and is restricted to ALPA members.

Last year ALPA participated in several activities to reinforce and support efforts to improve cabin air quality. ALPA’s president has directed ASO subject-matter experts and Engineering and Air Safety Department staff to continue their efforts and support for activities related to ensuring our pilots have a safe and healthy work environment.

The CAQ meeting will facilitate open, internal discussions/strategy and possible support of initiatives around research, education, standardized reporting, and data collection, plus legislative and/or regulatory activities around air quality events that can adversely affect our members.

If you have any questions about this issue, please contact Candace Kolander, Occupational Health, Safety and Security Specialist, 1-800-424-2470,

ALPA’s Engineering & Air Safety Department is coordinating the arrangements for this meeting, including hotel accommodations. Please register as soon as possible but no later than January 28, 2019. Even if you do not have your February schedule by this deadline, please register online to reserve a room and cancel later if your schedule does not permit. Please do not call the hotel.

Meeting Location:

ALPA Conference Center
535 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170


Marriott Courtyard
533 Herndon Parkway
Herndon, VA 20170
$169.00 a night (includes breakfast)

Complimentary airport shuttle: 703-478-9400


To make changes or cancel a reservation, please contact Justin Chan in the E&AS Department at, or 1-800-424-2470, and reference your meeting name. If you do not cancel within 48 hours of your check-in date, a no-show fee of one night’s stay will be charged to your MEC.

Registration Confirmation:

ALPA will provide an e-mail confirmation for all registrations received on or before February 18, 2019.


Attendees are responsible for all expenses: travel, sleeping rooms, meals, and flight pay loss (if required). This includes no-shows for hotel rooms where reservations have been requested and not canceled 48 hours prior to arrival and/or if the attendee fails to notify the hotel during check-in of a different departure date from the reservations noted above. It is the attendee’s responsibility to advise the E&AS staff and/or the hotel of cancellations or changes as described above.

ALPA member expenses must be filed within 60 days of the date they were incurred. For Safety and Training Council members, MEC funds may be used to reimburse ALPA members, so these attendees need to get approval to attend from their MEC and obtain the correct department/project number to claim reimbursement expenses.

All ALPA members’ expenses should be processed through INFOR. For technical help with INFOR, please contact ALPA’s Help Desk at