WASHINGTON - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int'l (ALPA), issued the following statement
today in recognition of the National Air Traffic Controllers
Association's celebration of the organization's 25th
"The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, congratulates the
National Air Traffic Controllers Association on its 25th
anniversary. For two and a half decades, the professional air
traffic controllers of NATCA have helped make air travel
extraordinarily safe in the United States.
"The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l, deeply values our
close working partnership with NATCA, and we respect the
critical role that each and every air traffic controller
plays in ensuring the safety of our flights.
"We look forward to continuing to enhance our collaborative
work with NATCA in the future, and to advancing our shared
goal of achieving the highest possible standards of safety in
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world's largest pilot union,
representing more than 53,000 pilots at 37 airlines in the
United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org.