Air Canada Pilots Association

Air Canada Pilots Association

January 11, 2008 15:53 ET

Pilot Association Commends Crew of Flight 190

Actions of pilots, cabin crew demonstrate commitment to passenger safety

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2008) - The organization that represents Air Canada's 3,300 pilots commended the actions for the pilots and cabin crew of Flight 190 for their actions in protecting passenger safety following an upset of the aircraft yesterday.

"(The incident) was very well handled by the flight crew," Capt. Andy Wilson, president on the Air Canada Pilots Association, told CBC Newsworld in an interview Jan. 10.

Air Canada Flight 190 was upset at cruising altitude en route to Toronto from Victoria, B.C. over the Rocky Mountains. The pilot in command declared an emergency and diverted the aircraft to Calgary. The Airbus 319 was carrying 83 passengers and five crew.

"We will be working closely with Air Canada and the Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of this incident," says Capt. Wilson. "Passenger safety is always our number one priority and we will continue to be vigilant."

ACPA is the largest professional pilot group in Canada, representing the 3,300 pilots who operate Air Canada's mainline fleet.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Air Canada Pilots Association
    Carl Mavromichalis, Director of Communications
    (416) 578-2272 / (905) 678-9008 x222
    Air Canada Pilots Association
    Capt. Serge Beaulieu
    French Language Spokesperson
    (514) 236-2243