ALPA Pilots Commend DOT Rejection of NAI Scheme
Safeguards Fair Competition for U.S. Airlines
September 2, 2014 - Today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has dismissed Norwegian Air International (NAI) a temporary foreign air carrier operating authorization marks significant progress in the drive by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) to help ensure a level playing field for U.S. airlines.

“The U.S. Department of Transportation took an important stand for fair competition today by denying Norwegian Air International’s request for temporary authorization to fly to and from the United States,” said Capt. Lee Moak, ALPA’s president.
Read More...

DOT Has Multiple Legal Paths to Deny NAI; Now Must Act
U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement Intended to Benefit All, Including Labor
August 25, 2014 - In a joint reply to Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) comments filed today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, and the European Cockpit Association called for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny NAI’s request for exemption authority. The coalition is also asking the DOT to issue a show cause order to make clear its intention to reject NAI’s request for a foreign air carrier permit that would allow it to serve U.S. markets on a permanent basis.
Read More...

DOT Must Exercise Its Authority to Unilaterally Deny NAI
European Commission Official Acknowledges for the First Time that Article 17 bis Can Be Used to Reject Air Carrier Permit Applications
August 18, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today joined with the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO and the European Cockpit Association in calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to exercise its authority to reject Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) request for foreign air carrier operating authorizations that would allow it to serve U.S. markets.
Read More...

ALPA to DHS: Do Not Lift Libyan Restrictions on Flight Training
August 14, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today from ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak in response to the proposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation that, if signed, would lift the current prohibition on admitting Libyan nationals to the United States for flight training. Read Moak’s letter to DHS Secretary Johnson.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l strongly opposes permitting Libyan nationals to receive pilot or any other type of training in the United States and urges Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to deny the pending DHS regulation that would rescind the longstanding prohibition.”
Read More...

ALPA Honors Airline Pilot Excellence at 60th Air Safety Forum
August 7, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) honored excellence in advancing the piloting profession with the presentation of 11 prestigious awards and citations during its 60th Air Safety Forum, held this week in Washington, D.C.

During ALPA’s two-day forum, which featured expert panels covering long-standing and emerging aviation safety, security, and pilot assistance issues, the union also recognized outstanding accomplishments in each of the three areas.
Read More...

ALPA Welcomes TSA’s Enhanced Support for Federal Flight Deck Officer Program
August 7, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today from ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak in response to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcement that it will transfer Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program oversight to the assistant administrator for Training and Workforce Engagement (TWE).

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l is pleased that the Transportation Security Administration has placed responsibility for the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program under the oversight of the assistant administrator for Training and Workforce Engagement. The TWE was created to centralize the TSA’s technical, leadership, and workforce programs.”
Read More...

imageCapt. Moak Opens ASF by Challenging Attendees to Act in the Spirit of the Giants
August 6, 2014 - ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak formally opened the 60th Air Safety Forum on Wednesday morning with a rousing celebration of safety, security, and pilot assistance advancements obtained through the hard work of ALPA pilot representatives and staff.
Read More...

Award Recipients Announced at ALPA 60th Air Safety Forum
August 6, 2014 - ALPA honored excellence in advancing the piloting profession with the presentation of several prestigious awards and citations during its 60th Air Safety Forum, held this week in Washington, D.C.
Read more.
It’s not too late to view the webcast here.
See here for general information on the ALPA 60th Air Safety Forum.