Professional & Government Affairs (PGA)

The PGA Committee assists the Federation and its Member Associations in representing airline pilots in industrial matters. They develop and facilitate training in negotiation tactics, monitor industrial progress globally, develop policy related to the profession of the air line pilot, and coordinate Mutual Assistance to Member Associations as requested.

SFO Hilario Castillo-Chavarri
PGA Committee Chairperson

SFO Castillo flies ERJ for Aeromexico Connect. He has been active in his home MA, ASPA Mexico as Contract Administrator for Aeromar MEC and Industrial Representative. SFO Castillo is also Vice-Chair for Aeromexico Connect MEC.

SFO Dean Fotti
PGA Committee Vice-Chair

SFO Fotti flies the Boeing 777 for Air New Zealand, operating out of Auckland. Formerly Industrial Director of NZALPA, he now serves as their IFALPA Director.  

Cpt. Brian Shury
PGA Committee Vice-Chair

Jazz Aviation Captain Shury is Vice President of ALPA Canada and IFALPA Director. He also sits on the Nav Canada Advisory Committee representing Professional Pilot Groups. Cpt. Shury has held the role of Jazz Aviation MEC Chair and Negotiating Chair, Grievance Chair, and MEC Vice-Chair, among other roles with CALPA and ALPA-International.

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Capt. Jack Netskar
Executive Vice-President Professional & Government Affairs (EVP PGA)
Sebastián Currás Barrios
Professional & Government Affairs Officer