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
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Now Recruiting: District Advocates
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.
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. Read More
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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. Read More
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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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