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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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.

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.

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.