COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) was exceedingly disappointed to learn the U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively approved the issuance of a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International (NAI). The Union views the move as one that undermines the foundation of the aviation industry and the men and women who work in its service."
"The DOT's decision creates a playing field that is grossly skewed in favor of foreign competition, forcing domestic carriers to now compete against foreign airlines that have been given unfair economic advantages by the very same department that is supposed to encourage fair wages and working conditions."
"NAI's scheme poses a very serious risk to the National Airspace System. Specifically, the flying public will be sharing the skies with contracted pilots who have no direct tie to airline management. Absent an ability to communicate, how can these pilots focus attention on operational safety concerns?"
About NJASAP Founded in 2008 as an independent labor advocate, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) represents the professional interests of the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation, Inc. For more information, visit our web site, www.njasap.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/njasap, or Twitter feed, @njasap.
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SOURCE NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP)