Sunday, June 01, 2008

United Airlines Pilot Is New Executive Air Safety Chairman for ALPA

Capt. Rory Kay, ALPA Executive Air Safety ChairmanThe Executive Board of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has confirmed a United Airlines pilot, Capt. Rory Kay (pictured at right), as the union's Executive Air Safety Chairman.

According to an ALPA news release about Capt. Kay's appointment:
Currently a full-time line pilot, Kay flies and serves as a line check airman for B767s and B757s throughout the United States, Europe, and South America. He has served his fellow pilots within the local, MEC, and national ALPA safety structure since 1989, holding numerous leadership positions along the way. From organizing Air Safety & Security Week forums to working at the Shanksville, Pa. UAL Flight 93 crash site in the days following 9/11, Kay has consistently embodied the professionalism and passion pilots commit to implementing airline safety improvements.
As he assumes his new position, Capt. Kay will lead the largest non-governmental safety organization in the world. Capt. Scott Schleiffer (Atlas) will continue serving ALPA members as the Executive Air Safety Vice Chairman.

Congratulations and good luck to Capt. Kay.

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