National Officers Proud to Report that ALPA is “Stronger Moving Forward”
October 20, 2014 - The 2014 Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) Board of Directors meeting commenced on Monday morning with reports from the four national officers: Capt. Lee Moak, president; Capt. Sean Cassidy, first vice president; Capt. Randy Helling, vice president–finance/treasurer; and Capt. William Couette, vice president–administration/secretary.
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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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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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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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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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NextGen Improves Air Travel Now; Promises Greater Future Benefit
Government-Industry-Labor Partnership Key to Maximizing Efficiency and Safety Gains
September 29, 2014 - Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement to affirm the union’s support for advancing NextGen and for the collaborative process in place to realize full benefits of modernization.

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) fully advocates for the advancement of NextGen and is working with the FAA and other industry stakeholders to ensure progress continues on this important initiative. The U.S. airline industry has already realized some of the benefits of this operational enhancement, and its completion is vital to future capacity improvements as well as the continued safety and efficiency of our national airspace system.”
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Training Programs Coordinator Workshop
October 29, 2014
Herndon, VA


A Training Programs Coordinator (TPC) Workshop will be held on October 29, 2014 at the ALPA Conference Center in Herndon, VA. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. This meeting is invitation only. Register online.

Aeromedical Chairmen Meeting
November 3, 2014
ALPA Conference Center
Herndon, VA


The Air Line Pilots Association, International is hosting an Aeromedical Chairmen meeting on November 3, 2014 in Herndon, VA in the ALPA conference center. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Register online.

Professional Standards Conference
November 4-6, 2014
ALPA Conference Center
Herndon, VA


The Air Line Pilots Association, International is hosting a Professional Standards Conference November 4-6, 2014. The conference will begin at 1:00 pm on November 4th and end at approximately 3:00 pm on November 6th. Lunch will be provided on the 5th and 6th. For dinner, transportation to the Reston Town Center will be provided on the evening of the 4th and on the 5th a dinner will be hosted by ALPA at the ALPA Conference Center. A draft agenda is available – please email easmeetings@alpa.org to request a copy. Register online.

Risk Management Course (RMC)
November 10-12, 2014
ALPA Conference Center
Herndon, VA


RMC Course Dates: November 10-12, 2014. RMC check-in begins Monday (11/10) at 8:45 a.m. The first day’s instruction will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday (11/11), instruction will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday (11/12), class will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m. Participants should be prepared to attend the two and one-half day training in its entirety. The RMC is not to be confused with the ALPA Safety Two School (STS) being held at the same location. Registration for the STS is separate from the RMC. Register online.

ALPA Safety Two School (STS)
November 12-13, 2014
ALPA Conference Center
Herndon, VA


Course Dates: November 12-13, 2014. STS check-in begins on Wednesday (11/12) at 12:45 p.m. The first day’s instruction will start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday (11/13), class will resume at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Participants should be prepared to attend the one and a half-day STS in its entirety. The STS is not to be confused with the ALPA Risk Management Course (RMC) being held at the same location. Registration for the RMC is separate from the STS. Register online.