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
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ALPA Commends TSA Administrator Pistole’s Commitment to Risk-Based Aviation Security
October 16, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of TSA Administrator John Pistole.

“After four years of a strong working relationship with Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is saddened to learn of his plans to retire. The airline industry in the United States and around the globe has benefitted from his dedicated leadership in advancing a risk-based approach to aviation security.”
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ALPA Statement on Ebola Outbreak Air Travel Procedures and Screening
October 9, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding travel procedures and passenger screening related to the Ebola virus outbreak.

“On behalf of our members and our passengers, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) remains fully engaged with all appropriate government agencies, including the Center for Disease Control, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security to ensure the safety of air transportation in the context of the Ebola outbreak.”
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ALPA in NTSB Forum on Flight Data, Locator Technology
October 7, 2014 - Capt. Chuck Hogeman (UAL), ALPA’s Aviation Safety chair, provided line pilot input at the NTSB’s Emerging Flight Data & Locator Forum held today in Washington, D.C. Participating on one of four forum panels, Hogeman presented the Association’s views on potential technical solutions that would help locate wreckage, retrieve data recorders, and recover data after an airline accident.
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imageALPA Conveys Pilot Concerns on LED Approach Lights
October 7, 2014 - F/O Steve Jangelis (Delta), chairman of the ALPA Airport and Ground Environment (AGE) Group, was invited by the FAA to be the lead speaker this morning at a government-industry meeting on LED lights in runway approach lighting arrays. Jangelis presented line pilots’ concerns about replacing incandescent approach lights with LEDs.
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Addressing Ebola Health Concerns
October 6, 2014 - ALPA has developed a website to inform its members of any health concerns or questions regarding the spread of Ebola. ALPA continues to have full confidence in the air travel procedures currently in place related to the Ebola outbreak.

ALPA Statement on Ebola Heath Concern in Air Transportation
October 2, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the recent Ebola health concern as it relates to air transportation.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has full confidence in the air travel procedures currently in place related to the Ebola outbreak. Airports in countries affected by the Ebola virus are screening airline passengers, and various U.S. government agencies are working to monitor individuals arriving in the United States from affected international airports. If a passenger who appears ill arrives at an airport gate or attempts to board a flight, U.S. airlines have the ability under U.S. law to deny that individual permission to board.”
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imageFedEx Pilots Continue Their Stand With Rallies at International Bases
September 30, 2014 - On Sunday, FedEx pilots and their families in Cologne and Hong Kong came together in support of their Negotiating Committee. Just a few days after successful informational picketing events in Anchorage, Los Angeles, and Memphis, Sunday’s rallies provided an opportunity for internationally based pilots to add their voices to the growing frustration with contract negotiations. MEC officers, representatives, and committee members were on hand to answer questions regarding current issues.
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ALPA Commends TSA Administrator Pistole’s Commitment to Risk-Based Aviation Security
October 16, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of TSA Administrator John Pistole.

“After four years of a strong working relationship with Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is saddened to learn of his plans to retire. The airline industry in the United States and around the globe has benefitted from his dedicated leadership in advancing a risk-based approach to aviation security.”
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ALPA Commends Executive Branch, U.S. House for Upholding Libyan Restrictions on Flight Training
Union Called for Maintaining Prohibition in Letters to DHS and U.S. House
September 18, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement commending the Executive Branch and the Department of Homeland Security for upholding the prohibition on admitting Libyan nationals to the United States for flight training and hailed the U.S. House for strongly backing the prohibition.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l commends the Executive Branch and the Department of Homeland Security for recognizing the security threat and upholding the ban on allowing Libyan nationals to come to the United States for flight training. We also express our gratitude to the U.S. House for its strong support for maintaining the 30-year-old prohibition.”
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ALPA: Continuing Resolution Provides Time to Discuss Reform on Ex-Im Bank Financing
September 17, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House Continuing Resolution extending the Ex-Im Bank’s financing through June 2015.

“In passing today’s continuing resolution that includes extending operations for the U.S. Export-Import Bank through June 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives has set the stage for final action, which will then provide ample time to work through critical issues and develop targeted, meaningful reform.”
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ALPA Applauds U.S. House Efforts to Uphold Libyan Restrictions on Flight Training
WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today from ALPA president, Capt. Lee Moak, regarding action by the Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives to favorably report H.R. 5401, legislation to block a proposed Department of Homeland Security regulation. Read Moak’s letter to the House Judiciary Committee. Read more...

NTSB’s UPS Flight 1354 Investigation Affirms Need to Safeguard All Airline Pilots from Fatigue
One Level of Safety Required Whether Pilots Fly Passengers or Cargo
September 9, 2014 - Today’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting to discuss the investigation of the UPS Flight1354 accident that resulted in the tragic loss of two pilots reinforces the call by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) to bring all-cargo pilots under the same pilot fatigue regulations that currently protect pilots who fly passengers.
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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.
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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.
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