Everything listed under: airline safety

  • CAPA Director of Safety responds to Fox News pilot segment

    Press Contact: Russ Leighton CAPA Director of Safety (207) 551-9525 mobile (800) 294-1224 ext. 6615 office Captain Carl Kuwitzky CAPA President (972) 523.8815 mobile (202) 624-3540 office ck@capapilots.org The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations  (CAPA) respond to the Shepard Smith and Trace Gallagher of Fox News report on pilot training and the "pilot shortage" facing airlines http://video.foxnews.com/v/1964090893001/airlines-could-face-most-serious-pilot-shortage-since-1960s In respo...

  • CAPA Director of Safety responds to Fox News pilot segment

    Press Contact: Russ Leighton CAPA Director of Safety (207) 551-9525 mobile   (800) 294-1224 ext. 6615 office  Captain Carl Kuwitzky CAPA President (972) 523.8815 mobile (202) 624-3540 office ck@capapilots.org Home  The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations  (CAPA) respond to the Shepard Smith and Trace Gallagher of Fox News report on pilot training and the "pilot shortage" facing airlines http://video.foxnews.com/v/1964090893001/airlines-could-face-most-serious-pilot-...

  • CAPA responds to CBS News report of pilot shortages: video included

    A CBS news story this morning addresses an issue of pilot shortages due to a few factors such as the mandatory retirement age and the minimum flight requirements. You can watch the video here, as CBS News' aviation and safety expert Capt. Sullenberger and CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg report, and their opinions support our position.  Capt.

  • CAPA called on as industry expert in the Boston Herald

    Home Newsroom http://bostonherald.com/blogs/lifestyle/travel_guy/?m=20121102 ~ Bill Burke, The Boston Herald  Recently, CAPA was asked by the travel reporter of the Boston Herald to comment on the new film "FLIGHT" with Denzel Washington. you may read the full article at the linnk above. Here are a few excerpts:  I’ve been wondering since I saw the clip - can that actually happen?

  • U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents

    U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions today announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents. The information, shared through an initiative called the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Executive Boa...

  • U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents

    Media Contacts: Captain Carl Kuwitzky CAPA President ckuwitzky@capapilots.org 972.523.8815 mobile Captain,Lee Collins CAPA Executive Vice President lcollins@capapilots.org 502.417.0572 mobile WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions today announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents. The information, shared throu...

  • U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents

    President's Corner Media Contacts: Captain Carl Kuwitzky CAPA President ckuwitzky@capapilots.org 972.523.8815 mobile Captain,Lee Collins CAPA Executive Vice President lcollins@capapilots.org 502.417.0572 mobile U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions today announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Boa...

  • CAPA announces new Director of Safety

    CAPA is proud to announce an addition to our executive team, Russ Leighton, as the new Director of Safety. Mr. Leighton is the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • CAPA announces new Director of Safety

    CAPA is proud to announce an addition to our executive team, Russ Leighton, as the new Director of Safety. Mr. Leighton is the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

  • Report on near misses at Chicago airport released

    Report on near misses at Chicago airport released By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press – 1 day ago CHICAGO (AP) — Federal transportation investigators released a preliminary report Monday about two near midair collisions at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that raises questions about air-traffic control at one of the world's busiest airports. The report released by the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't draw conclusions or assess blame for the incidents, which involved landing ...

  • Report on near misses at Chicago airport released

    Report on near misses at Chicago airport released By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press  CHICAGO (AP) — Federal transportation investigators released a preliminary report Monday about two near midair collisions at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that raises questions about air-traffic control at one of the world's busiest airports. The report released by the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't draw conclusions or assess blame for the incidents, which involved landing and departi...

  • National press covers FAA Errors and cargo inclusion: links included

    Newsroom FAA to reopen fatigue rules for cargo pilots (OneNewsNow.com) FAA to reopen fatigue rules for cargo pilots. JOAN LOWY - 5/18/2012 1:34:28 PM Bookmark and Share. The Federal Aviation Administration says it made ...

  • Press pieces continue to highlight cargo fatigue issue

    Cargo Pilots Raise Flap On Rest Rules The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and The original pilot fatigue rule the FAA crafted, which requires airline pilots to have 10 hours of rest between flight duty periods and limits flight time ... FAA to reopen fatigue rules for cargo pilots BusinessWeek The Federal Aviation Administration made "errors" when it exempted cargo airlines from rules to prevent pilot fatigue ...

  • (CAPA) President Kuwitzky responds to the O’Hare collision 30 May 2012

    The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) President Kuwitzky responds to the O’Hare cargo vs. passenger aircraft incident on 30 May 2012; "Yesterday’s ground collision between an EVA Air Cargo airliner and an American Eagle regional passenger jet at Chicago's O' Hare International Airport, emphasize yet again, why there should be "one level of safety" for all airlines operating within the United States; not two that the FAA has created in the new flight and duty time rules for pilots. ...

  • PETRI HOLDS HEARING TO REVIEW U.S. AVIATION SAFETY April 25, 2012

    PETRI HOLDS HEARING TO REVIEW U.S. AVIATION SAFETY April 25, 2012 Washington, DC – The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep.

  • UPS Pilots File Petitioner’s Brief in IPA v. FAA; Challenging Cargo Exclusion from Rest Ru

    For Immediate Release Contact:  IPA General Counsel William Trent, (502) 967-0341 ext. 2205, btrent@ipapilot.org UPS Pilots File Petitioner’s Brief in IPA v. FAA; Challenging Cargo Exclusion from Rest Rule WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 – The Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) last night filed its petitioner’s brief with the U.S.

  • SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING TO FOCUS ON AVIATION SAFETY

    SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING TO FOCUS ON AVIATION SAFETY April 25, 2012 Washington, DC – The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), will hold a hearing on Wednesday to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety oversight of the United States’ aviation system.

  • CAPA EVP Collins interviewed on 108 FM Boston Radio

      CAPA Executive Vice President Lee Collins was interviewed on Boston's KISS 108 FM this morning regarding the Jet Blue captain's incident in the air yesterday. You can listen to the broadcast here:  Captain Lee Collins on KISS 108 FM 

  • CAPA quoted in Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress toward meeting congressionally mandated requirements to extend the amount of rest pilots can receive before duty and establish new procedures to minimize safety risks, Calvin Scovel III, ... " One consistent level of safety across the entire airline industry — from regional jets to large mainline carriers to air cargo operations — has not been achieved three years after the warning sign delivered when tired and poorly ski...

  • CAPA quoted in Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress toward meeting congressionally mandated requirements to extend the amount of rest pilots can receive before duty and establish new procedures to minimize safety risks, Calvin Scovel III, ... " One consistent level of safety across the entire airline industry — from regional jets to large mainline carriers to air cargo operations — has not been achieved three years after the warning sign delivered when tired and poorly ski...

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

    For Immediate Release Contact: Captain Carl Kuwitzky (972) 523.8815 ckuwitzky@capapilots.org 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 ...