Release #06.AAA
March 17, 2006

US Airways Unit of Air Line Pilots Association Elects MEC Officers

CHARLOTTE -- Leadership of the US Airways unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) yesterday elected officers to serve two-year terms beginning March 23, 2006. Captain Jack Stephan was unanimously elected as chairman of the pilot union’s governing body, the Master Executive Council (MEC). Reelected to their respective positions were Captain Kim Snider as vice chairman and Captain Mike D’Angelo as secretary-treasurer.

“It will be an honor to serve the US Airways MEC as their chairman. I look forward to leading our pilots as we begin to write the history of this new airline,” said Captain Stephan. “It is time for our union to stem the tide of many years of struggle and strife. We must assure that all the pilots of the new US Airways are recognized and respected for the commitment we have made to secure our success.”

Captain Jack Stephan has been a pilot with US Airways for 22 years and currently holds a captain position on the B-757. His ALPA service dates back 18 years and includes numerous terms as a local council representative, as well as chairman of the US Airways Strike Preparedness and Communications committees. Captain Stephan has also served on various ALPA and Company task forces.

A 25-year veteran of US Airways, Captain Kim Allen Snider has held a wide variety of union positions, including prior terms as MEC vice chairman, ALPA’s local US Airways Council 94 first officer representative, and a member of the US Airways Merger and Negotiating Committees. He currently flies the A320.

Captain Mike D’Angelo previously served the MEC as its secretary-treasurer. He has also held the position of chairman of ALPA’s local US Airways Council 32 in Boston. Captain D’Angelo was hired by US Airways in 1985 and holds a captain position on the A320.

The US Airways pilots MEC is comprised of three Officers and 12 Local Council Representatives who are elected by more than 2,500 US Airways pilots. Founded in 1931, ALPA represents 62,000 pilots at 39 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at for more information.

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CONTACT: Jack Stephan
Air Line Pilots Assoc., Int’l.
US Airways Pilots Master Executive Council
(410) 703-9259; (412) 264-5600