June 26, 2009
ALPA Praises Nomination of Christopher Hart to NTSB
WASHINGTON – Capt. John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s announcement of the nomination of Christopher A. Hart as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, welcomes the Obama administration’s nomination of Christopher A. Hart as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
“Mr. Hart’s success in helping to identify key issues and emerging trends in aviation safety as the FAA assistant administrator for system safety, his background in aerospace engineering, his previous tenure on the NTSB, and his experience as a pilot will all provide him with keen insight into taking on today’s most pressing aviation safety challenges.
“We urge the Senate to confirm Mr. Hart as a Member of the NTSB. The pilots of ALPA look forward to working together with him in a relentless pursuit of the highest standards of aviation safety.”
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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