FedEx Pilots Spread Holiday Cheer to Special Needs Children and Families
December 15, 2014 - In the spirit of giving this holiday season, FedEx pilots will once again deliver food baskets and gifts to Hope House, a Memphis day-care center devoted to children who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. The pilots will make their visit to Hope House on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. FedEx pilots will also make a visit to the FedEx Family House with a donation and gifts at 1:30 p.m. FedEx Family House is a home away from home for out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

United MEC Elects Two New Officers
December 10, 2014 - The United MEC today elected Guam-based Captain Bruce Bishop as Secretary and Washington-based First Officer Rick Cameron as Treasurer during a special meeting. Captain Bishop’s term begins immediately, while First Officer Cameron will take office on January 2, 2015.

ALPA Statement on Sec. 415 of the FY 2015 Spending Bill
December 10, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today issued the following statement from ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak on NAI Prohibition Language in the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act “Cromnibus:”

“We commend Congress for including this important language in the omnibus spending bill that reinforces with the Department of Transportation that the will of Congress is to deny NAI’s request for a foreign air carrier permit. Despite NAI’s aggressive opposition to this language and lobbying and spin campaign in DC, the inclusion of section 415 is another clear signal that Congress is committed to ensuring U.S. airlines and their employees do business on a level playing field and the flag-of-convenience business model for aviation isn’t to be imported to the United States.”

imageDelta Pilots Union Elects Leadership
December 10, 2014 - Today, the nine Local Executive Councils (LECs) of the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association International, met in Atlanta to elect new leadership in a regularly scheduled election. The Delta MEC is the governing body of the airline’s 12,000 pilots.

ALPA to Congress: Safety Must Take Priority for Unmanned Aircraft
December 10, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), told members of the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee in testimony (written/oral) today that safety must be the first priority in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the national airspace.

“ALPA supports the safe use of unmanned aircraft systems,” Capt. Moak told lawmakers. “We recognize the potential benefit to our nation’s economic competitiveness, but we also recognize the potential for a safety risk if we don’t treat them as what they are––airplanes in the airspace.”

imageHouse Hearing on Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Live Stream
Wednesday, December 10, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation will live stream a hearing on the emerging unmanned aircraft system industry. ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak will be featured on the witness panel to provide ALPA’s perspective. Read more on the hearing and tune in to watch the live stream.

Envoy MEC Approves TA; Ratification Vote Opens Next Week
The Envoy Air MEC convened Saturday, December 6, and after two full days of intense negotiations and discussions, approved a tentative agreement (TA) with the company and endorsed and supported its ratification by the Envoy pilots. “We believe this TA is the best obtainable agreement and provides the best path forward for Envoy pilots given our circumstances. Now, we are at a point where the final decision rests with the Envoy pilots, and we hope a ratification vote will be finalized by the end of the year,” said Envoy MEC chairman Capt. Sam Pool.

“All segments of our diverse pilot group will be affected by some factors of this agreement, and our pilot representatives have not taken this decision lightly. It has been one year since this process began, and our negotiators, officers, and the entire ALPA leadership have assured us that they have achieved as much as possible in return for the re-fleeting of our airline.”

imageALPA Hosts Symposium on Aviation Growth and Stability
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) brought together aviation’s leading voices to discuss new approaches to challenges facing the U.S. airline industry and how to better position it, and its workers, for success.
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