imageHonoring the Victims of September 11
September 11, 2014 - An overflow crowd of pilots and staff assembled in ALPA’s 9/11 Memorial Garden in Herndon, Va., this morning to remember those lost to the terrorist attacks 13 years ago.

Led by Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the gathering honored the memory of the passengers and crews of United Flight 175, United Flight 93, American Airlines Flight 11, and American Airlines Flight 77 with a reading of the names of the crewmembers. And Capt. Moak reiterated the spirit of resilience that continues in memory of those lost souls.
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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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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.
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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.”
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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.
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