American wants to rejoin safety program; pilots say no

02/6/2009 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

American Airlines says it wants to rejoin the voluntary Aviation Safety Action Program, but its pilots union has rejected the move until changes are made. "Fifteen years ago, American Airlines and its pilots helped create ASAP, which now stands as a model for our industry, providing increased protection to our pilots and dramatically enhancing aviation safety," the carrier said in a statement on Thursday. But union officials want additional protections implemented.

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