Norwegian Air International Call to Action

Action Needed to Deny NAI #5

Take action towards the new Congress NOW: A decision could be reached at any time! 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 200 Members of Congress and 30,000 Americans have made their voices heard to Deny NAI. Now, we must redouble our efforts again in the New Year. 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.

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.
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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:
Act Now: Tell the White House to Support FFDO Funding


With the fiscal year 2016 budget about to be released by the White House, ALPA has launched a new Call to Action for you to tell the White House why it should preserve the Federal Flight Deck Officer program. In the light of recent events in Europe and the Middle East, securing our National Airspace System through fiscally responsible programs like FFDO is simply sound policy. All ALPA members are urged to take action now.

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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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