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U.S. Reps. Cravaack (R-MN) & Bishop (D-NY) H.R. 4350, the Safe Skies Act of 2012

H.R. 4350, the Safe Skies Act of 2012 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. Importantly, the bill would ensure that pilot rest requirements apply to all cargo air operations. Following the Colgan Air Flight [...]

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

CAPA EVP Collins interviewed on 108 FM Boston Radio

  CAPA Executive Vice President Lee Collins was interviewed on Boston's KISS 108 FM this morning regarding the Jet Blue captain's incident in the air yesterday. You can listen to the broadcast here:  Captain Lee Collins on KISS 108 FM 

2012-03-28T01:00:00+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

CAPA quoted in Chicago Tribune and Seattle Times

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress toward meeting congressionally mandated requirements to extend the amount of rest pilots can receive before duty and establish new procedures to minimize safety risks, Calvin Scovel III, ... " One consistent level of safety across the entire airline industry — from regional jets to large mainline carriers to air cargo operations — has not [...]

2012-03-22T01:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|

CAPA statement to "COMMERCIAL AIRLINE SAFETY OVERSIGHT"

STATEMENT OF CAPTAIN CARL KUWITZKY,  PRESIDENT COALITION OF AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATIONS BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION'S SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION HEARING ON "COMMERCIAL AIRLINE SAFETY OVERSIGHT" UNITED STATES SENTATE WASHINGTON, DC March 20, 2012 Representing over 28,000 professional pilots at American Airlines, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, UPS Airlines, ABX Air, Horizon Airlines, Southern Air,Miami Air, Polar Air Cargo, Kalitta [...]

2012-03-22T01:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|

Majority Statement by Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

Mar 20 2012 Commercial Airline Safety Oversight Majority Statement  Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IVU.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation WASHINGTON, D.C.—Safety has always been the principal goal of the aviation community, and my primary focus since I joined the Commerce Committee more than 20 years ago.  Every member of the aviation community begins their workday focused first and [...]

2012-03-22T01:00:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|

CAPA President to provide expert testimony on airline safety to Senate today 2pm est

For Immediate Release Contact: Captain Carl Kuwitzky (972) 523.8815 ckuwitzky@capapilots.org CAPA President to provide expert testimony on airline safety to Senate in “Commercial Airline Safety Oversight” hearing Washington DC 14 March 2012 The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association’s (CAPA) President, Captain Carl Kuwitzky, has been asked to present aviation expert testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and [...]

2012-03-20T01:00:00+00:00 March 20th, 2012|

CAPA President called as expert on to Senate in airline safety hearing March 20

For Immediate Release Contact: Captain Carl Kuwitzky (972) 523.8815 ckuwitzky@capapilots.org CAPA President to provide expert testimony on airline safety to Senate in “Commercial Airline Safety Oversight” hearing Washington DC 14 March 2012 The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association’s (CAPA) President, Captain Carl Kuwitzky, has been asked to present aviation expert testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and [...]

2012-03-19T01:00:00+00:00 March 19th, 2012|

Congressman Chip Cravaack: What if our pilots had been armed on 9/11?

By AWR Hawkins, Ph.D.Conservative Writer From The Daily Caller  http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/27/congressman-chip-cravaack-what-if-our-pilots-had-been-armed-on-911/ To this day, when video plays of the hijacked passenger planes crashing into the World Trade Centers, there is a hush that comes over many, and a feeling of angst that takes our minds back to that September morning. We think of the bravery of Todd Beamer and those who [...]

2012-02-28T01:00:00+00:00 February 28th, 2012|

Obama's 2013 budget looks to cut the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) from $25 million

Thank to John R. Lott and his blog for the Intel on this FFDO issue.  http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2012/02/obama-moving-to-kill-armed-pilots.html Obama's 2013 budget looks to cut the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) from $25 million to $12 million. But has almost no cut in the Federal Air Marshal Service. President Barack Obama's budget ax is falling hard on a program that allows pilots [...]

2012-02-28T01:00:00+00:00 February 28th, 2012|

CAPA Applauds FAA NPRM on First Officer Qualification ARC

Official Statement For Immediate Release 27 February 2012 Press contact: Lee Collins, Executive Vice President CAPA 502.417.0572/ lcollins@capapilots.org CAPA APPLAUDS THE FAA NPRM ON THE FIRST OFFICER QUALIFICATION ARC AS A RESULT OF THE AIRLINE SAFETY ACT Today the FAA issued the long awaited rule on the First Officer Qualification ARC convened nearly 2 years ago as a result of [...]

2012-02-28T01:00:00+00:00 February 28th, 2012|
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