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Boxer, Snowe Introduce Bill to Address Pilot Fatigue New Legislation Would Close Loophole

Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer For Immediate Release: June 5, 2012 Contact: Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553 Boxer, Snowe Introduce Bill to Address Pilot Fatigue  New Legislation Would Close Loophole to Ensure That Cargo Pilots Get Sufficient Rest Before They Fly Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) today introduced the Safe [...]

2012-06-05T01:00:00+00:00 June 5th, 2012|

CAPA president responds to the O'Hare collision 30 May 2012

The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) President Kuwitzky responds to the O’Hare cargo vs. passenger aircraft incident on 30 May 2012; "Yesterday’s ground collision between an EVA Air Cargo airliner and an American Eagle regional passenger jet at Chicago's O' Hare International Airport, emphasize yet again, why there should be "one level of safety" for all airlines operating [...]

2012-05-31T01:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|

(CAPA) President Kuwitzky responds to the O’Hare collision 30 May 2012

The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) President Kuwitzky responds to the O’Hare cargo vs. passenger aircraft incident on 30 May 2012; "Yesterday’s ground collision between an EVA Air Cargo airliner and an American Eagle regional passenger jet at Chicago's O' Hare International Airport, emphasize yet again, why there should be "one level of safety" for all airlines operating [...]

2012-05-31T01:00:00+00:00 May 31st, 2012|

Pilot Fatigue Rule Reconsidered as FAA Discloses Errors By Alan Levin –

Pilot Fatigue Rule Reconsidered as FAA Discloses Errors By Alan Levin - May 18, 2012 9:59 AM ET .. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing its decision to exclude cargo airlines from pilot rest rules after disclosing yesterday it made errors in calculations supporting the exemption. Responding to a lawsuit by United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) pilots to [...]

2012-05-18T01:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2012|

UPS Pilot Court Challenge; FAA Admits to “Errors,” Agrees to New Look at Cargo

For Release at 8:15A EDT Contact:Brian Gaudet (301) 957-4323 brian.gaudet@gmail.com UPS Pilot Court Challenge; FAA Admits to “Errors,” Agrees to Take New Look at CargoPilot Exclusion from Rest Rules WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 – Last night in a surprise, move the FAA admitted that it “discovered errors” during the course of preparing its court papers.The FAA now says it [...]

2012-05-18T01:00:00+00:00 May 18th, 2012|

CAPA comments on the "Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements NPRM

April 30, 2012 Docket Operations, M-30 U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE West Building Ground Floor Room W12-140 Washington, DC 20590-0001 RE: Comments on NPRM FAA-2010-0100; Notice No. 12-01 RIN 2120-AJ67: "Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations" Dear Sir/Madam: The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the [...]

2012-05-01T01:00:00+00:00 May 1st, 2012|

UPS Pilots File Petitioner’s Brief in IPA v. FAA; Challenging Cargo Exclusion

Petitioner_IPA_Opening_Brief__IPA_v_FAA__11-1483__1_-1.pdf For Immediate Release Contact:  IPA General Counsel William Trent, (502) 967-0341 ext. 2205, btrent@ipapilot.org UPS Pilots File Petitioner’s Brief in IPA v. FAA; Challenging Cargo Exclusion from Rest Rule WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 – The Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) last night filed its petitioner’s brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the [...]

2012-04-25T01:00:00+00:00 April 25th, 2012|

PETRI HOLDS HEARING TO REVIEW U.S. AVIATION SAFETY April 25, 2012

  Aviaton_Briefing_Memo___4-25-12.pdf PETRI HOLDS HEARING TO REVIEW U.S. AVIATION SAFETY April 25, 2012 Washington, DC – The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), held a hearing this morning to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety oversight of the United States’ aviation system. Although the U.S. aviation system is the safest in the world, the Committee [...]

2012-04-25T01:00:00+00:00 April 25th, 2012|

SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING TO FOCUS ON AVIATION SAFETY

SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING TO FOCUS ON AVIATION SAFETY April 25, 2012 Washington, DC – The Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), will hold a hearing on Wednesday to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety oversight of the United States’ aviation system. The United States’ aviation system is the safest in the world. There were zero [...]

2012-04-25T01:00:00+00:00 April 25th, 2012|

Rep. Cravaack introduces bipartisan aviation reform legislation

Rep. Cravaack introduces bipartisan aviation reform legislation Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Chip Cravaack (R-MN) and Tim Bishop (D-NY) on Monday, April 16 introduced H.R. 4350, the Safe Skies Act of 2012. " We are pleased and very supportive of this bill. We look forward to working with the two Congressmen for additional co-sponsors." ~ Captain Carl Kuwitzky, CAPA President. Importantly, [...]

2012-04-17T01:00:00+00:00 April 17th, 2012|
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