Norwegian Air International Call to Action

Action Needed to Deny NAI #4

Take action NOW: DOT has rightfully dismissed Norwegian Air International’s exemption application to operate flights to the U.S. without a foreign air carrier permit. Now, DOT must stop this misguided scheme once and for all and deny the pending application. We must remain vigilant in our call to Deny NAI! If you have participated in a Call to Action to ask Congress to deny NAI, please do so again! More than 150 Members of Congress and 30,000 Americans have made their voices heard to Deny NAI. Now, we must redouble our efforts. Click below to take action to send an email message to your federal legislators. Click here to see if your representative and senator have weighed in to Deny NAI. If they have, please thank them and ask them to call DOT and the White House to deny NAI’s foreign air carrier permit application. If they have yet to act, please urge them to do so now. Our jobs are on the line.

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ALPA’s Policy Paper

In this year’s edition of Leveling the Playing Field, the third edition of ALPA’s policy paper, the Association provides the blueprint lawmakers need to make U.S. airlines viable companies in the global marketplace. With the deck stacked against the United States, it’s vital that the U.S. government act on the issues threatening the airline industry. The U.S. airline industry is in survival mode, and only the strongest (and/or best funded) will rise above the noise in Washington, D.C.


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Legislative Issues

Secondary Barriers: In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward preventing another 9/11-style breach of the cockpit. To provide better security, secondary barriers were developed to block access to the cockpit whenever the cockpit door is open during flight. Voluntary airline industry movement toward adopting secondary barriers began in 2003, but commitment to deploying these devices has since waned. H.R. 1775, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013 simply fulfills Congress’s intent from more than a decade ago to make cockpits more secure.

        Saracini Aviation Safety Act (H.R. 1775) Fact Sheet | Saracini Aviation Safety Act (S. 1495) Fact Sheet | Secondary Barriers White Paper

Pilot Fatigue:
ALPA strongly supports the Safe Skies Act (H.R. 182) for the simple reason that all pilots, regardless of the nature of their operations should be protected by the same rules.

        Fact Sheet: All Airline Pilots Are Human When It Comes to Fatigue | Fighting Fatigue website | H.R. 182 Fact Sheet | H.R. 182 Support Letter | S. 1692 Support Letter | FAA Airline Pilot Fatigue Analysis Flawed
 
Federal Flight Deck Officer Program: When dealing with terrorism, the deterrent value of an armed presence within the cockpit cannot be overstated.
 
Taxing Health Care Benefits: Taxing employer provided health coverage is wrong for ALPA members. Under some bipartisan proposals, as many as 84% of ALPA pilots would endure increased costs by 2018.

        Talking Points: Taxing Employer-Provided Health Care is Wrong for Air Line Pilots & for America’s Working Families

View all ALPA positions on the ALPA Viewpoints website.

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We are looking for volunteers who are interested in promoting ALPA’s legislative agenda and want to serve as pilot partisan representatives to their local congressional office. Volunteers should be willing to schedule and lead in-district advocacy visits with their Member of Congress.
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Call to Action:
Action Needed to
Deny NAI #4


On September 2nd the DOT dismissed NAI’s application for exemption to have a permit to operate services in the U.S. This decision marks a significant and important stand for fair competition and ensuring a level playing field for U.S. airlines and U.S. workers.

While we are very pleased with this preliminary decision, this only puts the Norwegian Air International scheme on hold. We must continue to fight to ensure that this scheme is put to rest entirely.

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Call to Action:
Support Reforms to Export-Import Bank Reauthorization to Protect U.S. Aviation Jobs


The Export-Import Bank (Bank) authorization expires on September 30th , which is not much time to impress upon lawmakers that targeted, pragmatic reforms must be included in any legislation. Simply put, the Bank must stop financing widebody aircraft for foreign airlines that are state-owned or state-sponsored or which are credit-worthy. We urge ALPA members to take action now to Level the Playing Field for U.S. airlines and to protect our jobs! It’s critical that pilots act now! Failure to act means the Bank will enable our foreign competitors to drive U.S. carriers out of routes costing pilots’ jobs and future opportunities. Stand up for your job and our industry by contacting your members of Congress. You can read more here.

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Call to Action:
Support the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013


In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward preventing another 9/11-style breach of the cockpit. Airlines are required to use procedures to protect the cockpit when the reinforced door is opened during flight for pilots’ meals, restroom use, and other reasons. To provide better security, secondary barriers were developed to block access to the cockpit whenever the cockpit door is open during flight. Voluntary airline industry movement toward adopting secondary barriers began in 2003, but commitment to deploying these devices has since waned. H.R. 1775/S. 1495, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013 simply fulfills Congress’s intent from more than a decade ago to make cockpits more secure. Tell you representatives to cosponsor this bill today!

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Call to Action:
The Safe Skies Act of 2013

The Safe Skies Act has been reintroduced! Like its predecessor in the 112th Congress, the Safe Skies Act of 2013 will correct the oversight made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in its final regulations (FAR 117) to address pilot fatigue for passenger airlines only. The rules excluded cargo airline operations from mandatory compliance. For decades, ALPA has advocated for “One Level of Safety” for the simple reason that all pilots and airline operations should be treated equally regardless of payload or flight mission. Contact your representative today to urge them to support the Safe Skies Act and achieve One Level of Safety.

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