Release #: 23.40
November 09, 2023

ALPA Statement on FAA Pilot Mental Health Aviation Rulemaking Committee

WASHINGTON – Capt. Jason Ambrosi, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establishing a Pilot Mental Health Aviation Rulemaking Committee:

“The safety of the flying public and our crews is at the foundation of everything we do, and for decades we have worked with the FAA and partners across the industry to pioneer a proactive approach to improving aviation safety and maintaining a healthy work environment for pilots. For nearly 50 years, ALPA has been developing and implementing programs that support pilots’ mental health, and we stand ready to continue this important work with stakeholders on the FAA’s upcoming pilot mental health Aviation Rulemaking Committee. These collaborative discussions will evaluate the various protocols already in place and the resources available throughout a pilot’s career that safeguard our air transportation system while also destigmatizing mental health issues.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 77,000 pilots at 42 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit or follow us on Twitter @ALPAPilots.


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