ALPA ProStans Hosts Training Event
More than 40 ALPA pilot volunteers
from 11 carriers attended Professional Standards training on November 13 in
Houston. The event was cosponsored by the Continental and ExpressJet MECs and
held at their joint office complex.
Training topics included the basics for MEC ProStans Committee work plus
extensive presentations on merger-related issues, a meticulous examination of
the ALPA Code of Ethics, and realistic, hands-on case scenarios. Attendees also
discussed the demand for confidentiality, neutrality, and unbiased peer-to-peer
The current syllabus is used for both initial and recurrent training and was
designed to be taken on the road to reach a broader range of pilot
representatives and to standardize the services available. More sessions are
planned for May and November of next year.
Professional Standards support is provided by pilot peers
and is a valued service available to all ALPA members. The program mission is to
promote professionalism and unity, and ProStans representatives serve as
“stewards” of the ALPA Code of Ethics.
Professional Standards is one of five groups under the ALPA Pilot Assistance
umbrella. Others include Aeromedical, Canadian Pilot Assistance, Critical
Incident Response Program (CIRP), and Human Intervention and Motivation Study (HIMS).