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CAPA refutes Wall Street Journal article " Airlines Face Acute PIlot Shortage"

12 November 2012 Press Contacts: Captain  Lee Collins CAPA Executive VP lcollins@capapilots.org 502.417.0572 mobile  CAPA President Captain Carl Kuwitzky (202) 624-3540 (office) ck@capapilots.org 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 [...]

2012-11-12T01:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2012|

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 [...]

2012-11-12T01:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2012|

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. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, CBS [...]

2012-11-12T01:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2012|

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? Rather [...]

2012-11-12T01:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2012|

U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents

President's Corner Media Contacts: Captain Carl Kuwitzky CAPA President ckuwitzky@capapilots.org 972.523.8815 mobile Captain,Lee Collins CAPA Executive Vice President lcollins@capapilots.org 502.417.0572 mobile U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB To Help Prevent Accidents WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions today announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) [...]

2012-11-09T01:00:00+00:00 November 9th, 2012|

CAPA announces new Director of Safety

Security  President's Corner CAPA is proud to announce an addition to our executive team, Russ Leighton, as the new Director of Safety. Mr. Leighton is the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Mr. Leighton is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He has a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, and a minor in Aviation [...]

2012-10-25T01:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2012|

CAPA announces new Director of Safety

CAPA is proud to announce an addition to our executive team, Russ Leighton, as the new Director of Safety. Mr. Leighton is the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Mr. Leighton is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. He has a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, and a minor in Aviation Safety. Russ has [...]

2012-10-25T01:00:00+00:00 October 25th, 2012|

USA Today coverage of Discovery Channel's crash test of a B727

 Video: Intentional crash to gather intel on a Boeing 727 By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY What would you do if you were able to get your hands on a vintage Boeing 727 jet? Intentionally crashing it into a Mexican desert probably wouldn't be among your top choices, but that's just what a team of TV producers did on Friday. The [...]

2012-10-03T01:00:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|

Report on near misses at Chicago airport released

Report on near misses at Chicago airport released By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press  CHICAGO (AP) — Federal transportation investigators released a preliminary report Monday about two near midair collisions at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that raises questions about air-traffic control at one of the world's busiest airports. The report released by the National Transportation Safety Board doesn't draw conclusions [...]

2012-09-26T01:00:00+00:00 September 26th, 2012|

IPA, CAPA and Allies pilots conducted more than 50 meetings on the Hill

IPA and Allies Lobby House and Senate in Support of the Safe Skies Act The IPA Executive Board, other UPS pilots, and pilots representing SWAPA, USAPA, APA, Teamsters Local 1224 (representing Atlas Air, Polar Air and Evergreen), and NJASAP (NetJets pilots) met this morning for a pre-event briefing and breakfast with the NTSB Chair at the Liaison hotel on [...]

2012-06-21T01:00:00+00:00 June 21st, 2012|
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