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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.25.23)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

“Some airlines use the public charter loophole to cut costs by skirting lifesaving safety rules, but if they run similar operations as commercial scheduled airlines, then they are not operating as charter, and that’s an issue. ALPA is committed to ensuring that small communities continue to receive robust air service through strong Essential Air Service reform, but that service should never come at the expense of safety. Closing the public charter loophole would be a step forward for safety that will guarantee one level of safety, so passengers flying into small communities can depend on the same safety and security as passengers flying in Atlanta or New York.”

Source: ALPA president Captain Jason Ambrosi, after the organization called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject a proposal from SkyWest to shift its current flying, which operates under the safety-centric provisions of FAR Part 121, to a surrogate airline that it created with the intention of operating the same aircraft with fewer seats under FAR Part 135’s less-stringent safety regulations—which permit less-experienced and less-qualified first officers.

FMI: www.alpa.org

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