CAPA President to provide expert testimony on airline safety to Senate today 2pm est

For Immediate Release
Contact: Captain Carl Kuwitzky
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CAPA President to provide expert testimony on airline safety to Senate
in “Commercial Airline Safety Oversight” hearing

Washington DC 14 March 2012 The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association’s (CAPA) President, Captain Carl Kuwitzky, has been asked to present aviation expert testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Aviation Subcommittee.
The “Commercial Airline Safety Oversight” hearing will examine the extent to which he Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the airline industry have been able to meet the requirements mandated by Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 and other associated aviation safety issues.
The hearing provides an opportunity for the Committee to receive an update on the FAA’s and the industry’s progress on achieving the safety mandates in the legislation and consider options to facilitate full implementation of the statute. CAPA represents its 5 member pilot associations: US Airways, UPS, Southwest, American Airlines and Teamsters 1224.
Captain Kuwitzky has over 30 years of professional flight time and has many years of airline industry governance experience. Speaking on behalf of CAPA’s 28,000 professional airline pilot members, Kuwitzky represents the cross section of both passenger and cargo carrying airlines.
Key issues expected to e addressed at the hearing will include: pilot training initiatives, commercial airline compliance with safety requirements, and the issuance of updated rules governing pilot rest time and duty limitations.
1. Pilot training initiatives
2. Commercial airline safety compliance
3. Issuance of updated rules governing pilot rest and duty time regulations

CAPA is a trade association comprised of over 28,000 professional pilots. CAPA's purpose is to address safety, security, legislative and regulatory issues affecting the professional flight deck crew member on matters of common interest to the individual member unions. The five members of CAPA are: Allied Pilots Association (American Airlines), Independent Pilots Association (UPS), Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (Southwest Airlines),Teamsters Local 1224, and
US Airline Pilots Association (US Airways). Twitter: @CAPApilots
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