ALPA Commends CanJet Flight 918 Crew | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

ALPA Commends CanJet Flight 918 Crew

After a harrowing attempted hijacking, the crew of CanJet 618 have earned the respect of their peers. ALPA has commended the flight and cabin crew for their outstanding efforts to thwart the attempted hijacking of CanJet Flight 918 on Sunday.

“Capt. James Murphy, First Officer Glenn Johnson, and the entire CanJet crew rapidly and effectively responded to the threat,” said Capt. John Prater, ALPA president. “These professionals’ decisive action in the face of intense pressure protected their passengers, secured their aircraft, and safely defused a dangerous situation. Capt. Murphy and F/O Johnson embody the highest standards of the piloting profession.”

“As professional airline pilots, our first priority is the safety and security of our passengers, crews, and cargo,” agreed Capt. Dan Adamus, president of ALPA’s Canada Board, which represents ALPA’s more than 2,400 pilots at 8 airlines in Canada. “We are thoroughly trained to respond to situations we hope never to encounter. This crew’s actions provided the public with an opportunity to witness the extraordinary professionalism that is the hallmark of airline pilots.”

“The actions these pilots took to secure their passengers and aircraft were exemplary but nothing less than I would expect of all CanJet pilots,” said F/O Steve Spencer, chairman of ALPA’s CanJet pilot group. “We stand united in our commitment to the safety and security of our passengers.”

ALPA will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation into the CanJet Flight 918 event to ensure that every measure is taken to prevent a similar incident from happening again. Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilots union, representing more than 52,250 pilots at 35 airlines in the United States and Canada.

FMI: www.alpa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.27.16: More MH370 Debris, Airport 4 Sale, Hurricane Hunters

Also: PWC PW307D, Icon Scandal, Memorial Day, IASO, Nat'l Warplane Museum, Gogo Cloud, Orbital ATK, Honor Flight Austin The Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, D>[...]

Bill Gordon Lost In Hudson River P-47 Ditching

Despite What Appeared To Be A Decent Ditching Effort, An Outstanding Pilot Was Lost The airshow community has suffered its second tragedy in nearly as many weeks. Long-time warbird>[...]

TrainingPort.net Partners With AeroEx To Offer Online Training For NCC Operators

European Business Aircraft Operators Must Comply With New EASA Air Operations Covering Non-Commercial Flights By August 2016 TrainingPort.net has announced that it is partnering wi>[...]

Hawk Lead-In Fighter Fleet Reaches 100,000 Flying Hours

Aircraft Entered Service In 2001 The Australian Hawk 127 Lead-In fighter fleet has achieved 100,000 flying hours since entering service in 2001.>[...]

Frasca Flight Simulator To Be Used In Georgia Tech Research Study

Mentor AATD Will Be Configured To Simulate A Cessna 172 The Georgia Institute of Technology, (also known as Georgia Tech) Atlanta, has contracted with Frasca International, Inc. to>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC