Release #04.005
February 4, 2004

Air Canada Jazz Unit of ALPA Re-Elects Officers

MONTREAL - Leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) unit representing Air Canada Jazz pilots have re-elected pilot officers to serve two-year terms beginning this week. Following a vote by the representatives on the Air Canada Jazz pilots' union governing body, the Master Executive Council (MEC), Captain Nick DiCintio was re-elected to a second term as chairman, Captain Monty Allan was re-elected as vice-chairman, Captain Terry McTeer was re-elected as secretary and Captain Rod Lypchuk was re-elected treasurer.

Captain DiCintio is a Montreal based pilot with 15 years of service at Air Canada Jazz. Captain Allen is based in Toronto and has 21 years of service with the airline. Captain McTeer is based in Victoria, and has 19 years of service with Jazz, and Captain Lypchuk is based in Vancouver and has 15 years of service with the carrier.

"I look forward to continuing to serve the Air Canada Jazz pilots during these challenging times," said Captain DiCintio. "I thank the MEC for their continued support of not only myself, but their support for the entire slate of incumbent officers. The continuity in leadership will allow the MEC leadership to reinforce on behalf of the Jazz pilots that we endorse business oriented solutions to the ongoing Air Canada bankruptcy restructuring process" added Captain DiCintio

The Air Canada Jazz pilots have been working cooperatively with Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz throughout the restructuring with a view to realigning fleet and costs to ensure Air Canada’s continued success in the increasingly competitive North American market, including the ultimate objective of maximizing shareholder value and economic return for all stakeholders.

The Air Canada Jazz pilots Master Executive Council is comprised of four MEC officers and 14 status representatives who act on behalf of the 1400 Air Canada Jazz pilots. ALPA, the oldest and largest pilots union in North America, represents 66,000 pilots at 43 carriers in the United States and Canada. ALPA's website is


ALPA Contact: Captain Nick DiCintio (514) 961-2572 (French and English)