Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots, Flight Attendants Detail Serious Safety Concerns Due to Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2019
NATCA CONTACT: Doug Church, dchurch@natcadc.org, 301-346-8245 (text)
ALPA CONTACT: Corey Kuhn, media@alpa.org, 703-689-4131
AFA CONTACT: Taylor Garland, press@afacwa.org, 202-550-5520

Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots, Flight Attendants Detail Serious Safety Concerns Due to Shutdown

"Washington, D.C. — On Day 33 of the government shutdown, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) President Joe DePete, and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement:

“We have a growing concern for the safety and security of our members, our airlines, and the traveling public due to the government shutdown. This is already the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States and there is no end in sight. In our risk averse industry, we cannot even calculate the level of risk currently at play, nor predict the point at which the entire system will break. It is unprecedented."

http://www.alpa.org/-/media/ALPA/Files/pdfs/news-events/letters/20190123-afa-alpa-natca-joint-statement.pdf