Airport Safety Liaison Training (ASL)
The most effective interface ALPA pilots have with the managers of the airports they use is the Airport Safety Liaison (ASL). The ASL provides line pilots with their best representation to airport managers and municipal governments; the levels of technical and regulatory knowledge required to function in the ASL position demands a comprehensive and motivating training program.
The ASL is trained to be thoroughly familiar with their airport, and to maintain a productive working relationship with the management and municipal representatives of that airport, highlighting hazards and making recommendations for their elimination. The ASL offers the air carrier pilot perspective, and provides a proactive, consistent and known resource to airport management where pilot input may be desirable.
The ASL training is given over three full days.
The first and second day is spent attending the Basic Safety School (BSS) at the same location.
The afternoon of the third day is a special breakout session specifically dealing with detailed airport safety liaison training and information.
Airport Safety Liaison training equips the safety representative to effectively represent the Association to airport managers and operators.
Subjects covered include
- ALPA structure and administration
- Airport contacts and procedures
- Review of CAR 300 & FAR Part 139
Desired knowledge and skills upon completion
- Demonstrate a functional knowledge of ALPA Safety Structure administration
- Capable of working effectively with government and municipal airport representatives
- Capable of effectively representing pilot concerns to airport management
- Motivated to become the resident expert in all aviation matters concerning his airport
- Employ and enhance the knowledge gained in previous accident investigation training.
When in ASL training, your MEC/CASC budget pays for all of your pilot 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 than the reserved.