June 12, 2009
ALPA Lauds Nomination of Deborah Hersman as NTSB Chair
WASHINGTON – Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement responding to the Obama administration’s announcement of the nomination of Deborah Hersman as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, applauds the Obama administration’s nomination of Deborah Hersman as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
“Since her initial appointment to the NTSB, Member Hersman has exhibited tireless dedication to gaining a thorough understanding of the most pressing aviation safety issues of our time. Her willingness to take on safety challenges with new approaches and her enthusiasm in pursuing every opportunity to enhance safety will serve the airline industry well in the future.
“We look forward to continuing to work together with Member Hersman to make our industry even safer, and we urge the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm her as the next Chairman of the NTSB.”
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union, representing nearly 54,000 pilots at 36 airlines in the United States and Canada.
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