Washington, DC – (August 7, 2014) The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations supports TSA Administrator Pistole’s recent decision to move the supervisory responsibilities for the Federal Flight Deck Officer program to the TSA division “Office of Training and Workforce Engagement”.   OTWE oversees the development and delivery of training programs for TSA and we believe this new location for the program will be a good fit for both the mission and oversight for the FFDO program.

As a member of the FFDO Stakeholder community, CAPA is encouraged by this move and looks forward to engaging the leadership of OTWE in the near future to continue our role as trusted partners to TSA.

CAPA would like to thank the management of the Federal Air Marshal Service for their past work in the FFDO program and welcomes their continued oversight in the critical area of training for FFDOs.