ALPA Tackles Operational Challenges at Remote Airports
Several hundred Canadian and U.S. ALPA members,
representatives of government agencies, airline and airport
managements, international aviation safety organizations,
and labor unions, as well as members of Parliament and
representatives from Canada’s Department of National Defense
and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, attended ALPA’s
Operations at Remote Airports Conference yesterday in Ottawa
and via live webcast. The conference focused on the
challenges and opportunities related to operating at remote
airports, especially in the Canadian arctic.
During the one-day conference, panelists and attendees
discussed safety and related issues that arise when
conducting air carrier operations at remote airport
locations. “We are all privileged to be in the airline
industry at a time when it is the safest form of
transportation in history. This is an enviable standard, and
one which we must be vigilant to continue as the operating
environment continues to change and grow,” Capt. Peter Black
(First Air), chairman of the ALPA President’s Committee for
Remote Operations (PCRO), said in describing the charge of
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ALPA Announces Conference on NextGen: The Users’ Perspectives
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(NATCA) will jointly host a conference focusing on user
perspectives on critical NextGen issues on June 27. The
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will be held in Washington, D.C., and feature keynote
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