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.”

imageALPA, A4A Host Flight Time/Duty Time Workshop
September 25, 2014 - No rule or regulation can cover all operational situations, so ALPA and Airlines for America (A4A), the association that represents most of the airlines for which U.S. ALPA members fly, is holding a workshop in Washington, D.C., today and tomorrow to review nearly nine months of experience with FAR Part 117.

Secondary Barriers: UAL MEC Calls You to Action
September 25, 2014 - On Tuesday’s 11 p.m. newscast, CBS3 in Philadelphia featured an investigative report entitled “I-Team Investigates: Cockpit Danger.” The in-depth investigation into cockpit security featured interviews with secondary barrier advocate Ellen Saracini, widow of United Captain Victor Saracini, who lost his life on 9/11; a former air marshal; and many others.

Hundreds of FedEx Pilots Participate in Informational Picketing
September 24, 2014 - In a strong show of support of their union Negotiating Committee, hundreds of FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), participated in informational picketing on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. With a turnout of more than 800 pilots in Anchorage, Los Angeles and Memphis, this demonstration was a clear sign that the pilots are frustrated over the fact that contract negotiations have not concluded.

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.”

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.”

Piedmont Pilots Ratify Modifications to Current Agreement
Amendments Include Guaranteed Opportunities at Parent Carrier
September 16, 2014 - Today, the pilots of Piedmont Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), voted to ratify amendments to their current agreement with the company. With 86 percent of the pilot group participating in the ballot, 77 percent of those pilots voted to approve the modifications to their current contract, which includes plans to refleet the airline as well as guaranteed opportunities for Piedmont pilots with the airline’s parent company, American Airlines.

ALPA Hails Government Action to Update Canadian Pilot Fatigue Rules
New, science-based regulations are essential to ensuring highest safety standards
September 15, 2014 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes the notice of proposed amendment (NPA) regarding flight crew fatigue management issued today by Transport Canada.

“ALPA commends the Canadian government for making the process for modernizing pilot flight- and duty-time rules a priority,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, president of ALPA’s Canada Board. “The NPA marks a significant step forward in advancing ALPA’s goals for combating pilot fatigue and further improving air safety throughout Canada.”

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