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CAPA Statement on UPS Flight #1354

UPS Flight #1354 Washington, DC - (August 14, 2013). We would like to express our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to the families, friends and our co-workers of the crew lost aboard the crash of UPS Flight #1354 in Birmingham, Alabama this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and their extended family who [...]

2013-08-14T01:00:00+00:00 August 14th, 2013|

CAPA Statement on FFDO Funding in Senate DHS Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - (July 26, 2013). The Senate Appropriations Committee has recently approved $25 million funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program for FY2014. With the House of Representatives having approved funding earlier this year, the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) take pride in the ability of our committees, along with our numerous supporters and allies [...]

2013-07-26T01:00:00+00:00 July 26th, 2013|

CAPA Opposes Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility

Washington, DC - (July 22, 2013). The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) representing over 25,000 professional pilots at both passenger and cargo airlines strongly opposes the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to establish a U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP) facility at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. As a result of sequestration we are seeing budget cuts [...]

2013-07-22T01:00:00+00:00 July 22nd, 2013|

CAPA Statement on FAA's impending release of new First Officer Qualification Regulations

Washington, DC (July 11, 2013) - The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) representing over 25,000 professional pilots applauds the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) announcement regarding "new pilot qualification standards". CAPA has long advocated that the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license must serve as the minimum qualification standard for all Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 pilots. The [...]

2013-07-11T01:00:00+00:00 July 11th, 2013|

CAPA Statement on FFDO Funding Amendment to Homeland Security Bill

(Washington, DC - June 7, 2013) The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) is pleased that a House amendment to fully fund the Federal Flight Deck Officers Program (FFDO) has passed as part of HR 2217, the "Homeland Security Funding Bill".  CAPA, along with other organizations, has been an active proponent and sponsor of this program. Over the past several weeks we have been meeting with both the [...]

2013-06-07T01:00:00+00:00 June 7th, 2013|

CAPA Applauds TSA's Reversal of Decision to modify Prohibited Items List

Washington, DC -- (June 6, 2013).  The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) which represents over 22,000 professional airline pilots at carriers including American Airlines, US Airways, UPS Airlines, ABX Air, Horizon Airlines, Southern Air, Silver Airways, Kalitta Air, Miami Air, Cape Air, Omni Air, Alegiant Air and Atlas Air, applauds the TSA's recent decision to reverse implementation of changes [...]

2013-06-06T01:00:00+00:00 June 6th, 2013|

CAPA Applauds delay on TSA's Knife Policy

Washington, DC (April 23, 2013) -- CAPA applauds TSA Administrator Pistole's decision to delay the changes to the Prohibited Items List (PIL) that were scheduled for April 25th. CAPA currently serves as Vice-Chair of the TSA's Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC).  This timing will allow the TSA to engage the ASAC in this important decision and ensure that all industry [...]

2013-04-23T01:00:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|

CAPA Statement on Sequestration

Washington, DC (April 23, 2013) - With the recent announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the furlough of employees resulting from the sequestration battle, there has been much speculation over the effects this decision would have on the National Airspace System and the individuals who serve or are served by it. The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations [...]

2013-04-23T01:00:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2013|

CAPA Opposes TSA's changes to Prohibited Items List

Washington, DC -- (March 7, 2013). The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) which represents over 22,000 professional airline pilots at carriers including American Airlines, US Airways, UPS Airlines, ABX Air, Horizon Airlines, Southern Air, Silver Airways, Kalitta Air, Miami Air, Cape Air, Omni Air and Atlas Air, is opposed to the recent Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) decision to [...]

2013-03-07T01:00:00+00:00 March 7th, 2013|

NTSB Ch. Hersman addresses CAPA Board with fire suppression announcement

Home We were happy to receive the NTSB announcement this morning from Chairman Hersman herself as she addressed our CAPA Board of Directors. http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2012/121128.html NTSB Press Release National Transportation Safety Board Office of Public Affairs NTSB Issues Recommendations to Better Detect and Suppress Air Cargo Fires Office of Public Affairs 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20594 (202) 314-6100 [...]

2012-11-28T01:00:00+00:00 November 28th, 2012|
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