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APA Supports Pilots, NOT Management Intimidation

We have received word that management representatives have been attempting to intimidate pilots who are complying with their obligations to take the time necessary to review new AOM procedures, including issuing Missed Trip (MT) removals. APA leadership stands by its pilots as they take all necessary steps to ensure that they are fully prepared to operate their flights safely. If you are removed from a trip because you exercised your right and responsibility to review the new AOM changes prior to departure, APA will support you, represent you, and advocate for you to be paid. APA will push back against management intimidation in any form.

Ultimately, management’s intimidation tactics reduce safety. Our pilots are the last line of defense when it comes to safety of operation. Despite management’s tactics, our guidance remains the same:

Every pilot should take the time to review the operational and manual changes thoroughly before operating your respective aircraft, ensuring that you discuss amongst your crew any concerns that may exist BEFORE you execute your safety duties. Should you need further clarification on the changes, we urge you to call your respective fleet training managers to clarify your understanding BEFORE moving the aircraft.

Thank you for remaining engaged and for acting responsibly to ensure that we safely deliver our passengers to their destinations.

In Unity,

CA Ed Sicher
President
Allied Pilots Association

CA Chris Torres
Vice President
Allied Pilots Association

FO Pat Clark
Secretary-Treasurer
Allied Pilots Association

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