Take Action to Enforce Open Skies Agreements with Gulf Carriers

Three subsidized airlines in the Persian Gulf have received over $42 billion worth of subsidies and other unfair benefits in the past ten years. These carriers have 596 widebody aircraft on order and are expanding rapidly into markets currently served by U.S. carriers and our partners. If left unchecked, this government-sponsored competition will cost us thousands of jobs in the short term.

Join us in calling on the U.S. government to enforce our Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar by opening consultations today!

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Take Action on Secondary Barriers

Norwegian Air International Call to Action

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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Call to Action:
Take Action to Enforce Open Skies Agreements with Gulf Carriers


Three subsidized airlines in the Persian Gulf have received over $42 billion worth of subsidies and other unfair benefits in the past ten years. These carriers have 596 widebody aircraft on order and are expanding rapidly into markets currently served by U.S. carriers and our partners. If left unchecked, this government-sponsored competition will cost us thousands of jobs in the short term.

Join us in calling on the U.S. government to enforce our Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar by opening consultations today!

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Call to Action:
Take Action on Secondary Barriers


As political instability and conflict continues across the globe, American citizens and symbols of our Nation remain vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Steve Israel (D-NY) has taken a strong step to protect our skies and add a layer of defense to prevent another 9/11-style attack due to a breach of an aircraft cockpit. ALPA supports the bill introduced by Rep. Fitzpatrick and Rep. Israel, H.R. 911, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2015, which requires cockpit secondary barriers on certain passenger airline aircraft. H.R. 911 calls for a critically needed layer in our aviation security system by requiring airline aircraft to be equipped with secondary barriers – lightweight devices that are deployed anytime the cockpit door is opened in flight.

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Call to Action:
Action Needed to
Deny NAI #5


With a new Congress in session, it is more imperative than ever to reiterate our call to DenyNAI. A decision could be reached any day so it is important DOT and the White House continue to hear objections from Capitol Hill. The time to weigh in is now; your job depends on it. Even if you have acted in the past by sending C2A letters to DenyNAI, please weigh in again.

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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 June 30, 2015, 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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