ALPA Security, Jumpseat Reps Share Information

ALPA’s Security and Jumpseat councils met in joint session today at the Association’s Herndon, Va., Conference Center to revisit their respective missions, discuss program updates, and hear reports from individual member airlines. Moderating this event were Capt. Fred Eissler (FDX), ALPA’s Aviation Security chairman, and F/O James Berzon (CAL), Jumpseat Council acting chairman.

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak addressed the 40-plus pilot representatives in attendance this morning, discussing the Association’s recent achievements as well as its latest challenges. Moak emphasized the importance of continuing to pursue a risk-based approach to aviation security, and the importance of developing relationships in Washington and Ottawa because of the overwhelming influence these cities’ decision makers have on the industry.

The meeting continues tomorrow with a discussion about the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program and presentations from DHS Customs and Border Protection and the TSA’s Office of Law Enforcement Federal Air Marshal Service. The two councils will then meet separately to review issues and tasks specific to their respective charges.