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Hudson pilot Sullenberger's miracle descends from Montreal ICAO post

Sullenberger will leave Montreal just six months after being confirmed as the US Ambassador to the ICAO.

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Former airline captain, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger looks on during an aviation subcommittee hearing on "Status of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives." at the Capitol in Washington, DC on June 19, 2019.
Former airline captain Chesley "Sally" Sullenberger sees in a hearing of the Aviation Subcommittee on "The Situation of the Boeing 737 MAX: Stakeholder Perspectives." At the Capitol Building in Washington, DC on June 19, 2019.Photo courtesy of ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS /AFP / Getty Images files

C.B. Commercial pilot Sullenberger, who safely landed the Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in New York in 2009, said he would resign as a Montreal-based U.S. mission on Thursday after the collision with International Civil Aviation Organization on July 1. Institution.

Sullenberger was confirmed as the US Ambassador to ICAO in December. He said in a statement that "abandoning my role" was not an easy decision, but 6 He said he did not provide a reason for his resignation after more than a month.

This announcement came a month after Sullenberger expressed concern about attempts by regional airlines to reduce pilot requirements and warned that they would be less secure.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of State said Sullenberger's "Indisputable credibility on aviation safety and security issues strengthens America's leadership on these issues and our partnership around the world. Was strengthened. "

Sullenberger continues to be an advocate of aviation safety, and his departure from ICAO on Thursday was "My as an avid advocate for the safety of everyone flying. My determination to use the voice. "

" I am deeply committed to the safety and security of aviation. To the safety and happiness of everyone flying, "he said, this commitment. Was prior to the 2009 "Miracle" flight and "will continue to focus on private life after returning home."

Last month, the Pilot Union was in the area to reduce new pilot requirements. "We are trying to weaken the very important pilot experience standards needed to retain passengers," he said in a statement from Sullenberger, expressing concern about the airline's efforts. And the crew is safe.

In support of requiring pilots to be trained in a new simulator before the Boeing 737 MAX flight resumes after two fatal crashes in 2019. Sullenberger testified before the parliament.

“The current system for aircraft design and certification has failed,” says Sullenberger.

Congress in 2020 approved a drastic law to reform the way the FAA certifies new planes.

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