Canada's pilots know first-hand the safety threat that can be posed by fatigue. On behalf of their passengers, the public and themselves, a number of pilot groups joined forces to advocate for improved safety with fatigue rules in Canada that align with science and international best-practice
We are 9,000 of Canada’s pilots. We fly aircraft large and small, carrying your loved ones, possessions, and commercial cargo across our great country and abroad, ensuring that you get where you need to go and our economy keeps running smoothly.
For a pilot, safety is not just something we talk about, it’s what we do – every single day, on every single flight. Whether we’re flying a small aircraft into challenging and remote areas, carrying hundreds of passengers over the ocean, or flying cargo overhead of our neighbourhoods, safety is our number one priority.
We have joined together to call on the federal government in Ottawa for safer fatigue rules for pilots. We believe that this is an important issue, and that updated rules should be based on science.
Safe travel depends on rested pilots.
Air Canada Pilots Association
The primary mission of our 3,800 pilots — every single day — is the safety and security of passengers, crew members, aircraft and the public. A leader in advocating for safety and security for our members in the aviation community, the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) monitors developments around the world, and pursue improvements and enhancements wherever appropriate or necessary. ACPA represents the largest single group of professional airline pilots in Canada. ACPA’s pilots fly passengers and cargo around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge.
Air Line Pilots Association
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) represents and advocates for more than 57,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines, including WestJet, Wasaya Airways, Bearskin Airlines, Calm Air, Kelowna Flightcraft, Air Georgian, Jazz Aviation, Air Transat, First Air and Canadian North.
ALPA provides three critical services to its members: airline safety, security, and pilot assistance; representation; and advocacy. Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline safety and security issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe..
Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 310,000 members across the country, working in every major sector of the Canadian economy. Unifor represents pilots at airlines that include Sunwing, Cargojet, Morningstar Air Express, Pascan, Propair, Westwind and EVAS.
Teamsters represent 125,000 workers in Canada in all industries, including pilots at Air Inuit and Air Creebec. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
International Association of Machinists
The International Association of Machinists (IAM) represents pilots at Air Labrador and Keewatin Air, and is the largest air transport union in Canada and North America with more than 18,000 members in Canada.”