Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger to Fly Again for US Airways
Sully Has New Management Role with the Company
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2009-- US Airways (NYSE: LCC) announced today that Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, who piloted Flight 1549 during its emergency water landing on the Hudson River in January, is returning to work in a new role as a management pilot. In addition to his flying duties, Captain Sullenberger will join the US Airways flight operations safety management team.
'We welcome Captain Sullenberger back to work and are proud to have him flying with us again as a member of the US Airways safety management organization,' said Chairman and CEO, Doug Parker. 'US Airways is an industry leader when it comes to safety and Sully is an excellent addition to the team.'
'The months since January 15 have been very full, and my family and I have had some unforgettable experiences,' said Captain Sullenberger. 'However, I have missed working with my colleagues at US Airways and I am eager to get back in the cockpit with my fellow pilots in the months ahead. In my new role, I will continue to be the same kind of advocate for aviation safety that I have been for several decades.'
There will be a separate media advisory once the details of Captain Sullenberger’s return to flight are confirmed. A pre-announcement of his return will be posted on Twitter @usairwaysnews. Further information about his return, or details about media access, are not available at this time.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,000 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 60 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix with major operations at Boston Logan, New York-LaGuardia and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration for its Charlotte hub line maintenance facility. For more company information, visit usairways.com. (LCCG).
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Source: US Airways
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