ALPA Security, Jumpseat Reps Share Information
ALPA’s Security and
Jumpseat councils met in joint session today at the Association’s Herndon, Va.,
Conference Center to revisit their respective missions, discuss program updates,
and hear reports from individual member airlines. Moderating this event were
Capt. Fred Eissler (FDX), ALPA’s Aviation Security chairman, and F/O James
Berzon (CAL), Jumpseat Council acting chairman.
ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak addressed the 40-plus pilot representatives in
attendance this morning, discussing the Association’s recent achievements as
well as its latest challenges. Moak emphasized the importance of continuing to
pursue a risk-based approach to aviation security, and the importance of
developing relationships in Washington and Ottawa because of the overwhelming
influence these cities’ decision makers have on the industry.
The meeting continues tomorrow with a discussion about the
Federal Flight Deck Officer Program and presentations from DHS Customs and
Border Protection and the TSA’s Office of Law Enforcement Federal Air Marshal
Service. The two councils will then meet separately to review issues and tasks
specific to their respective charges.