52,000 ALPA Members Stand with AFA for 10 Hours Minimum Rest

52,000 ALPA Members Stand with AFA

MARCH 18, 2016 - In a letter to AFA, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said they support our efforts to achieve 10 hours minimum Flight Attendant rest and duty time regulations in accordance with scientific findings.


March 18, 2016

Dear Association of Flight Attendants-CWA,

As your fellow flight crew members, we all know that science-based duty and rest rules needs to be what sets the safety standard in our industry. In order to perform our jobs effectively and safely, we all must have proper rest. And when it comes to duty and rest rules, safe operations should always rule the day.

On behalf of the more than 52,000 airline pilots in the U.S. and Canada, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is pleased to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in order to make our industry safer. ALPA supports your efforts to achieve flight attendant rest and duty time regulations in accordance with scientific findings.

Unbiased facts based on clear-cut science should be the deciding factor when it comes to determining fatigue; not the cost of labor or cutting corners and pushing crewmembers in the pursuit of increased profits.

Whether the responsibility falls on those in command of the aircraft, or our first responders on the aircraft, we should all be treated equally and fact-based science should always be the deciding factor. Safety is non-negotiable.

Every day that our members fly with you, we are proud to be part of the flight crew family.

In solidarity,

Capt. Tim Canoll
President, Air Line Pilots Association, International

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