GAO Issues Report on "Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots"

Washington, D.C. (February 28, 2014) - The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) representing more than 25,000 professional passenger and all-cargo pilots is pleased to announce that today the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report on the "Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots".

Not surprisingly, the report has confirmed what CAPA has been actively educating Congress on for quite some time. Specifically, the ability to continue to provide qualified and experienced pilots for our nation’s cockpits is not measured by the pool of available pilots but rather the quality of the job that requires them.

CAPA stands ready to work collectively with industry stakeholders, Congress and Regulators to assist in shaping an industry that is once again an attractive profession for America's "best and brightest".

To read the GAO report, click here

The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) is a trade association which represents more than 25,000 professional passenger and all-cargo pilots at carriers including American Airlines, UPS Airlines, US Airways, ABX Air, Horizon Airlines, Southern Air, Silver Airways, Allegiant Air, Kalitta Air, Miami Air, Cape Air, Omni Air, Atlas Air, Frontier Airlines, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America and Chautauqua Airlines.