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Air Canada Pilots Elect New Officers

Air Canada Pilots Elect New Officers 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/12 -- Air Canada pilots
have chosen new officers to lead their 3,000-member association. 
Effective January 2013, Captain Craig Blandford will become President
of the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA).  He will represent Air
Canada's pilots to media, governments and public agencies, other
pilot associations and employee groups, as well as a range of
external stakeholders.  
Captain Blandford joined Air Canada in 1998, following 20 years of
service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. A native of Springdale,
Newfoundland but now a resident of Winnipeg, Captain Blandford has
served his fellow Air Canada pilots for many years as a volunteer and
elected representative in the Association, most recently as Chair of
the Pension Committee. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College
of Canada.   
Captain Geoff Wall was elected Chair of ACPA's governing Master
Executive Council (MEC). In addition to presiding over meetings of
the MEC, the Chair is responsible for administration of the contract
between the Association and the airline, as well as dealing with any
issues arising between Air Canada and its pilots.  
Captain Wall joined Air Canada in 1998, following 12 years of service
in the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he flew the venerable Sea King
helicopter. A native and resident of Barrie, Ontario, Captain Wall
served his fellow Air Canada pilots for the past 11 years as an ACPA
volunteer and elected representative. Most recently, Captain Wall
represented approximately 1,850 Air Canada pilots as the Local
Executive Council Chair of the Toronto base. 
Captain Chris Cox was elected Secretary-Treasurer, serving as the
Chief Financial Officer of the Association, responsible for ACPA's
budget, assets and financial affairs.  
Captain Cox has been involved with ACPA for more than a decade,
formerly serving as Vice-Chair of the Toronto Local Executive Council
and on the governing Master Executive Council, as well as Editor of
the Association's internal publication, the ACPA Journal. He is a
resident of Halifax. 
The term of Captain Wall as MEC Chair ends December 2013. Captain
Blandford and Captain Cox will serve until December 2014.   
Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) is the largest professional
pilot group in Canada, representing the 3,000 pilots who operate Air
Canada's mainline fleet. 
Contacts:
Air Canada Pilots Association
Paul Howard
Director of Communications
647-401-4521
phoward@acpa.ca
 
 
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