ALPA Warns of Potential for Extensive Disruptions to Airline Operations Due to Sequestration
April 18, 2013 - The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) released the following statement today in response to comments made by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood that furloughing front-line aviation safety professionals will begin this Sunday as part of sequestration.

“Sweeping furloughs that include front-line safety personnel will have an extremely negative impact on the aviation industry, our airlines, our members, and passengers. While pilots and controllers will continue to ensure a safe environment, the resulting delays and cancellations will translate into a significant financial toll on our airlines and their workers. At a time when our airlines are already struggling to be profitable, it is imperative that action be taken to address this issue as soon as possible.”