July 30, 2012

News Advisory

ALPA’s 2012 Air Safety Forum Takes on Top Aviation Safety, Security, and Pilot Assistance Issues

WASHINGTON – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will hold its 58th Air Safety Forum on Wednesday, August 8, and Thursday, August 9, at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C.

The world’s largest independent aviation safety organization, ALPA will gather the industry’s leading experts to discuss challenges in aviation safety, security, and human performance, and the action required to ensure that air transportation in North America achieves the highest possible standards.

Conference sessions will include:

• By the Rules: Achieving One Level of Aviation Safety
• On the Radar: Critical Safety Issues at Our Airports
• The Federal Air Surgeon Is In: Airline Pilots’ Top Health Issues
• Weeding Out Evil-Doers Through Risk-Based Security
• Automation and Technology in Aviation
• The Differences Between Fatigue Risk Management Systems and Fatigue Risk Management Programs
• Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Are They Ready for Prime Time?

The Honorable Michael Huerta, the Federal Aviation Administration’s acting administrator, the Honorable John Pistole, Transportation Security Administration administrator, and ALPA’s president will join renowned leaders representing all sectors of aviation, including regulators, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and academia, for a dynamic program.

The forum will be held at the Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Visit www.alpa.org under “Events” for a full agenda.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union, representing more than 53,000 pilots at 37 airlines in the United States and Canada.


CONTACT: ALPA Media, 703/481-4440 or media@alpa.org