WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) issued the following statement, congratulating Kathy Fox on her appointment as chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and expressing well wishes to Board chair Wendy Tadros, who will retire in August. Ms. Fox's four-year term will begin August 21, 2014.
"ALPA congratulates Kathy Fox on her appointment to chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. We are proud to have collaborated with Kathy on several occasions during her tenure on the Safety Board, culminating a four-decade career in aviation. She has been extensively involved in aviation activities throughout her career. She holds an airline transport pilot license, has flown more than 4,500 hours, and still flies part-time as an instructor and pilot examiner.
"Kathy is an excellent choice to lead the Safety Board, and ALPA looks forward to our continued excellent relationship with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
"We also offer our best wishes to the outgoing chair of the Board, Wendy Tadros. We have enjoyed working with her and wish her success in her future endeavors."
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world's largest pilot union, representing more than 51,000 pilots at 31 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.
SOURCE: Air Line Pilots Association, Intl
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