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APA Endorses Safe Landings Act

August 27, 2019

APA Endorses Safe Landings Act

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, endorsed the Safe Landings Act, a bill that would make the U.S. commercial aviation industry even safer.

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier introduced the Safe Landings Act in early August at San Francisco International Airport, which was the site of a crash in 2013 (Asiana Airlines Flight 214) as well as a near-miss in 2017 (Air Canada Flight 759). The legislation calls for: developing technology that would alert pilots and air traffic controllers when a plane is not aligned with its intended runway; modernizing the “notices to airmen” (NOTAM) system so that the notices are more effective and user-friendly; and establishing an FAA Task Force on Human Factors in Aviation Safety that would research best practices and issue recommendations.
   —Please see https://www.alliedpilots.org/News/ID/7116/Allied-Pilots-Association-Endorses-Safe-Landings-Act for more.