Appointment to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada



    OTTAWA, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Franco Pietracupa as a member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of
Canada.
    "I am very pleased that Mr. Pietracupa has agreed to serve in this
leadership role," said Minister Cannon. "His extensive experience in aviation
will be a tremendous asset to the tribunal."
    Mr. Pietracupa received his bachelor of arts from McGill University in
1982 and his college diploma in aeronautical pilot instruction in 1997. He has
worked for various companies in aviation, including CESPA Flight College,
where he held the position of Class 1 instructor/assistant chief flight
instructor from 1997 to 2000. With his extensive experience as a flight
instructor and operator, he was designated as flight test examiner with
Transport Canada. Since April 2000, Mr. Pietracupa has held the position of
manager of business aircraft flight training, Global and Challenger programs,
at Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal. Mr. Pietracupa has been appointed as a
member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada for a term of four
years.

    The Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada provides an independent
review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or
enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Transportation Agency
under various federal transportation acts.




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