Air Canada Pilots Statement on Air Safety Improvements


27 March 2015


Air Canada Pilots Statement on Air Safety Improvements


The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) today issued the following statement by ACPA President CaptainIan Smith in response to changes in safety procedures at Air Canada and new regulatory requirements announcedby the federal government that would require two crew members in the flight deck while operating aflight:


“Air Canada Pilots Association is presently reviewing the changes issued by the TransportMinister. We realize they are intended to improve safety for our passengers and fellow crew membersby harmonizing regulations and procedures with international standards. We will be working in associationwith Transport Canada to achieve an industry standard practice that will be an acceptable resolution tothis interim process, once the Germanwings investigation is completed and all the facts are available.


“We urge all players in the global aviation industry to support the independent investigation into theGermanwings tragedy so that its findings and recommendations can be used to improve aviation safetyworldwide. This can only be accomplished if all stakeholders refrain from speculation and interference, allowthe investigation to reach unbiased conclusions and recommendations, then dedicate themselves to applying anylessons learned to our own jurisdictions and operations.


“We must work together to ensure that the lives lost in this incident are not forgotten and the tragedy isnever repeated.”


The Air Canada Pilots Association is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the morethan 3,000 pilots who fly millions of passengers across Canada and around the world on Air Canada and AirCanada rouge.



Paul Howard

Director of Communications

Air Canada Pilots Association

1-800-634-0944 ext. 4011


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