Air Wisconsin Pilots Opt Out of Asap

 - May 2, 2011, 6:20 AM

Air Wisconsin’s pilots dropped their participation in the company’s Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) last month, following what ALPA leaders called interference by management “with the conduct and integrity of the program.” The union’s Air Wisconsin unit objected to what it called the forced resignation of a first officer of a Bombardier CRJ200 crew that accidentally penetrated restricted airspace above Washington, D.C. following departure from Runway 1 at Ronald Reagan National Airport. Union leaders told AIN that Air Wisconsin still hadn’t explained the reason for its action, as well as why it allowed the captain to return to duty. The company said it used information gathered outside the Asap as the basis for its action, “which is clearly permitted.”