ALPA Statement on Germanwings Flight 4U 9525
March 26, 2015–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, today issued the following statement regarding Germanwings Flight 4U 9525.
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ALPA to Congress: Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Must Not Compromise Safety
March 24, 2015—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) issued the following statement from ALPA president Capt. Tim Canoll today after submitting official comments for the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security hearing on key considerations regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS):

"ALPA recognizes the societal and economic benefits of employing this technology...
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ALPA Statement on Germanwings Flight 4U9525
March 24, 2015—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the loss of Germanwings Flight 4U9525:
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Joint Statement from Airline Unions on U.S. Travel Association Roundtable
The union leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association, International; the Allied Pilots Association; the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; the Association of Flight Attendants; the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and the Communications Workers of America released the following joint statement ahead of the U.S. Travel Association meeting
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ALPA President Calls on CEOs of Middle East Carriers to be Transparent
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement as the CEOs of Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates Airline arrive in Washington, D.C., this week:
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ALPA Commends NTSB Confirmations
March 12, 2015—Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Senate confirmations of Christopher Hart as the 13th chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Dr. T. Bella Dinh-Zarr as its newest member.
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Annual Conference Prepares ALPA Secretary-Treasurers
March 12, 2015–More than 20 pilot representatives are in Herndon, Va., this week for ALPA's 2015 MEC Secretary-Treasurers Conference to review the policies and practices necessary for maintaining proper union governance. In addition, these financial controllers are taking advantage of this annual forum to meet with ALPA's national officers and staff and to network with peers from other airlines.
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ALPA Supports Norwegian Air Shuttle Pilots
March 11, 2015—After 11 days on a strike that canceled most of the company's flights, Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) pilots reached an agreement with airline management. During the strike, ALPA expressed support for the NAS pilots as they fought for fair working conditions after the two parties failed to reach a mutual agreement, in part due to management's insistence that the pilots' contract be with one of the company's subsidiaries and not the parent company itself. With the new agreement, the pilots will remain employed by the airline's subsidiaries in exchange for a three-year job guarantee..

FAA Announces Changes to Sleep Apnea Policy
January 28, 2015 - The Federal Aviation Administration’s Federal Air Surgeon (FAS) recently informed ALPA of its intentions to implement new guidance regarding obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
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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.”
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ALPA Congratulates Airbus on A350 XWB Certification
November 20, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) certification of the Airbus A350 XWB.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) congratulates Airbus on achieving a major milestone with the certification of the A350 XWB by both the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The new airliner offers safety, operating, and efficiency gains that will benefit airline passengers, flight crews, and the industry for years to come.”
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FAA Revises Security NOTAMs for Korean Peninsula
November 13, 2014 - The FAA recently released revised security NOTAMs for the Korean peninsula. In the first, the FAA advises crews to exercise caution flying in and around the Pyongyang (ZKKP) Flight Information Region (FIR) east of 132 degrees east longitude due to North Korea’s history of test launching short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles with no warning. Exercise caution during flight operations since future ballistic missile launches may occur with little or no warning.
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ALPA Provides Pilot Input for NASA Study
November 13, 2014 - This week, ALPA safety representatives participated in ongoing NASA research to evaluate Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) & Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems (SVGS) in simulations conducted at the NASA Langley Research Center.
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ALPA Welcomes FAA’s Tougher Icing Standards for Airliners
New Rules Mark Progress, but More Safety Action Is Needed for Winter Operations
November 3, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement today in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rules to expand types of winter conditions in which airliners must be certified to fly safely.

“As North America heads into the winter season, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) commends the Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules to ensure airliners are certified to fly safely in a range of winter weather conditions.”
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ALPA Statement on Travel Protocols During Ebola Monitoring
October 16, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement calling for a review of the travel protocols currently in place for individuals who are under Centers for Disease Control monitoring for possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) commends the health-care workers who serve on the front lines in addressing the Ebola virus outbreak. Our thoughts are with them and all who are affected by this terrible disease.”

Ebola Fact Sheet
More Information for ALPA Members
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