ALPA-represented pilot groups from Atlantic Southeast, Comair, Compass, Mesaba and Pinnacle Airlines last month established the Delta Connection Pilots Alliance (DCPA). The group lists as its primary goals improvement of safety, training, work environment and the customer experience. It claims to seek to remove competitive pressures and establish a collaborative working philosophy that cultivates industry best practices at each airline.
“As a pilot group alliance, we are well positioned to partner in the improvement of safety, security and training standards at the alliance airlines,” said group chairman David Nieuwenhuis. “Professional pilot involvement is crucial to realizing higher standards and increasing public trust.”