Everything listed under: pilot 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 the Wall Street Journal report of pilot shortages

    12 November 2012 Press Contacts: Captain  Lee Collins  lcollins@capapilots.org 502.417.0572 CAPA President Captain Carl Kuwitzky (202) 624-3540 (office) ck@capapilots.org CAPA Executive VP In response to an article " Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots" in the Wall Street Journal today, 12 November 2012, the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association posts this position statement and supporting talking points. We support the ATP minimum requirement for all part 121 and 135 pilots ...

  • CAPA responds to CBS This Morning story on pilot shortages

    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.

  • 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 quoted in Boston Herald

    From the Boston Herald, the travel writer call CAPA to ask our opinion of the stunt flight scene in the new Denzel Washington movie "Flight". While we do not advocate the portrayal of the character as a party driven pilot, we did clear up the findings on the stunt flight. You may read the article in its entirety here: http://bostonherald.com/blogs/lifestyle/travel_guy/?m=20121102 Bill Burke, The Boston Herald:  I’ve been wondering since I saw the clip - can that actually happen?

  • 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?

  • 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 ...

  • Boxer, Snowe Introduce Bill to Address Pilot Fatigue New Legislation Would Close Loophole

    Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer For Immediate Release: June 5, 2012 Contact: Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553 Boxer, Snowe Introduce Bill to Address Pilot Fatigue  New Legislation Would Close Loophole to Ensure That Cargo Pilots Get Sufficient Rest Before They Fly Washington, D.C. – U.S.

  • CAPA president 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. ...

  • UPS Pilot Court Challenge; FAA Admits to “Errors,” Agrees to New Look at Cargo

    For Release at 8:15A EDT Contact:Brian Gaudet (301) 957-4323 brian.gaudet@gmail.com UPS Pilot Court Challenge; FAA Admits to “Errors,” Agrees to Take New Look at CargoPilot Exclusion from Rest Rules WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 – Last night in a surprise, move the FAA admitted that it “discovered errors” during the course of preparing its court papers.The FAA now says it is ready to provide the relief requested by the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots union), and will take another look at w...

  • 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.

  • Rep. Cravaack introduces bipartisan aviation reform legislation: Safe Skies Act 2012

    Rep. Cravaack introduces bipartisan aviation reform legislation Washington, D.C. – U.S.

  • 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 ...