Pilot unions

BusinessALPA to DOT: Block SkyWest Request for Charter Certificate

ALPA president Capt. Joe DePete described SkyWest’s proposal as purposefully deceitful. He said it would undermine safety standards because it would allow the airline to avoid critical first officer qualification rules that apply to Part 121 operations, but not Part 135. That means the airline could hire pilots at less than the requirements of the 1,500-hour rule.

Michael Wildes

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