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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|

The National Transportation Safety Board released its 2013 Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board released its 2013 Most Wanted List CAPA's  DC team was on the Hill this week and attended the NTSB press conference as the release of their 2013 hot list. According to Chairman Hersman, fatigue has appeared on the NTSB Most Wanted List since 1990. Due to their diligence of the NTSB and affiliates, fatigue [...]

2012-11-16T01:00:00+00:00 November 16th, 2012|

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 response [...]

2012-11-13T01:00:00+00:00 November 13th, 2012|
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