Testimony

2013

ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak on The Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility: Implications for U.S. Businesses and National Security, July 10, 2013

2012

Capt. Sean Cassidy, ALPA first vice-president, on the European Union Emissions Trading System, June 6, 2012

Capt. Sean Cassidy, ALPA first vice-president, on “Access Control Point Breaches at Our Nation’s Airports: Anomalies or Systemic Failures?”, May 16, 2012

Capt. Sean Cassidy, ALPA first vice-president, on a Review of Aviation Safety in the United States, April 25, 2012

ALPA’s written submission on Balancing Prosperity and Security: Challenges for U.S. Air Travel In a 21st Century Global Economy, March 22, 2012

ALPA’s written submission on Commercial Airline Safety Oversight, March 20, 2012

Capt. Sean Cassidy, ALPA first vice-president, on a Review of Issues Associated with Protecting and Improving Our Nation’s Aviation Satellite-Based Global Positioning System (GPS) Infrastructure, February 8, 2012

2011

ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak on a Comprehensive Review of FAA’s NextGen Program: Costs, Benefits, Progress, and Management, October 5, 2011

ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak on the European Union’s Emission’s Trading Scheme: A Violation of International Law, July 27, 2011

ALPA’s written submission on Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Ensuring Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials, April 12, 2011

ALPA President Capt. Lee Moak on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2011, February 9, 2011

2010

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Pilot Flight and Duty Time Rule, September 16, 2010 (oral testimony | written submission)

• Capt. Wendy Morse, United MEC Chairman, and Capt. Jay Pierce, Continental MEC Chairman, on the Proposed United-Continental Merger: Possible Effects for Consumers and Industry, June 16, 2010 (Capt. Morse’s oral testimony | written submission, Capt. Pierce’s oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the Urgent Need to Enact the Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2010, May 25, 2010 (oral testimony | written submission | slideshow presentation on the results of airline bankruptcies on ALPA)

• ALPA Executive Air Safety Vice-Chair Capt. Linda Orlady on Mitigating the Impact of Volcanic Ash Clouds on Aviation, May 5, 2010 (oral testimony | written submission)

ALPA Executive Air Safety Chairman Capt. Rory Kay on Aircraft Icing, February 24, 2010

2009

ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Pilot Fatigue, December 1, 2009

• First Officer Mark Rogers, Director, ALPA Dangerous Goods Program, on Reauthorization of the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Safety Program, November 16, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the FAA’s Call to Action on Airline Safety and Pilot Training, September 23, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Aviation Safety: The Role and Responsibilities of Commercial Air Carriers and Employees, June 17, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Regional Air Carriers and Pilot Workforce Issues, June 11, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• First Officer Mark Rogers, Director, ALPA Dangerous Good Programs, on Carriage of Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Passenger and Cargo Aircraft, May 14, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, May 13, 2009 (written submission)

ALPA’s written submission on the Economic Viability of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Program, May 13, 2009

ALPA’s written submission on Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations, April 16, 2009

• ALPA Executive Air Safety Chairman Capt. Rory Kay on ATC Modernization and NextGen: Near Term Achievable Goals, March 18, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the US Airways Flight 1549 Accident, February 24, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, February 10, 2009 (oral testimony | written submission)

2008

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Runway Safety: An Update, September 25, 2008 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Effects of Proposed Arrangement Between DHL and UPS on Competition, Customer Service, & Employment, September 16, 2008 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Competition in the Package Delivery Industry, September 9, 2008 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on ALPA President on Aviation Security: An Update, July 24, 2008 (oral testimony | written submission)

ALPA President Capt. John Prater on The Next Step in Aviation Security – Cargo Security, July 15, 2008

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the Impact of Excessive Speculation on Commodity Trading, July 11, 2008 (oral testimony | written submission)

Capt. Mary Ann Schaffer, Chairperson, ALPA Aviation Sustainability and Environment Task Force, on Climate Change Impacts, June 24, 2008

ALPA Managing Attorney Marcus Migliore on Reform of Section 1113 of the Bankruptcy Code, June 5, 2008

Capt. Mary Ann Schaffer, Chairperson, ALPA Aviation Sustainability and Environment Task Force, on Aviation and the Environment, May 6, 2008

ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Runway Safety, February 13, 2008

2007

• Capt. Robert Hesselbein, Chairman, ALPA National Security Committee, on Aviation Security, November 1, 2007 (oral testimony | written submission)

Capt. Terry McVenes, Executive Air Safety Chairman, on Aviation Safety and Reporting Programs, October 31, 2007

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on American Workers in Crisis and the Business Bankruptcy Laws, September 6, 2007 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on the National Transportation Safety Board’s Most Wanted Aviation Safety Improvements, June 6, 2007 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. John Prater on Improving Retirement Security – Modifications To the Pension Protection Act, May 3, 2007 (oral testimony | written submission)

Capt. Terry McVenes, Executive Air Safety Chairman, on Review of FAA Operation and Safety Programs, March 22, 2007

2006

• Capt. Nick Rapagna, Secretary-Treasurer, Canada Board, on Canadian Air Transport Security (CATSA), June 1, 2006 (English | French)

• ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on Foreign Investment in U.S. Air Carriers, May 9, 2006 (oral testimony | written submission)

Capt. Terry McVenes, Executive Air Safety Chairman, on Volcanic Hazards and the Impact on Aviation, March 16, 2006

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on United States-European Union Air Services and DOT’s NPRM on Foreign Control of U.S. Airlines, February 8, 2006

2005

• ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on The FAA Age 60 Rule, July 19, 2005 (oral testimony | written submission)

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on Airline Pensions: Avoiding Further Collapse, June 22, 2005

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on Preventing the Next Pension Collapse, June 7, 2005

• ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on TSA screening of airline pilots, May 13, 2005 (oral testimony | written submission)

• Capt. Kent Hardisty, Pres, Can. Bd., on Air Liberalization and the Canadian Airports System, May 2, 2005 (English | French)

Capt. Terry McVenes, Executive Air Safety Chairman, on the hazards of lasers, March 15, 2005

2004

• ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on pension and bankruptcy policy, October 7, 2004 (oral testimony | written submission)

• ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on airline security issues and the 9/11 Commission’s report, August 24, 2004 (oral testimony | written submission)

Capt. Steve Luckey, chairman of ALPA’s National Security Committee, on the MANPAD missile threat, June 22, 2004

• Capt. Dan Adamus, VP, Canada Board, on Review of Air Policy, March 11, 2004 (English | French)

Capt. Stephen Luckey, Chairman, National Security Committee, on a Small Business Component to the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program, January 15, 2004

2003

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on Defined Benefit Plan Funding and Discount Rate Issues, July 24, 2003

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on the Status of the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program, May 8, 2003

• Capt. Dan Adamus, VP, ALPA’s Canada Board, on interlining access to Air Canada’s network, May 5, 2003 (English | French)

• Capt. Kent Hardisty, Exec VP, ALPA, Int’l, on Viability of the Airline Industry in Canada, April 3, 2003 (English | French)

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Aviation Programs, March 11, 2003

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on S. 119, January 14, 2003

ALPA President Capt. Duane Woerth on the State of the Airline Industry, January 9, 2003

2002

• Capt. Dan Adamus on Aviation Security Fees, December 10, 2002 (English | French)

Testimony by Art LaFlamme, ALPA Government and Legislative Affairs (Canada), on Aviation Security at Canadian Airports, August 14, 2002

Capt. Stephen Luckey, chairman of ALPA’s Flight Security Committee, on Aviation Security, July 25, 2002

ALPA’s Recommendations for Action by the Government of Canada to the Independent Transition Observer, June 25, 2002

• Capt. Dan Adamus, Government Affairs chairman on ALPA’s Canada Board, on 2002 Pre-Budget Consultations, May 9, 2002 (English | French)

Capt. Stephen Luckey, chairman of ALPA’s Flight Security Committee, on Arming Flight Crews Against Terrorist Acts, May 2, 2002

Testimony by Kent Hardisty, ALPA Executive Vice President, on Bill C-49 before the Senate National Committee on Finance, March 25, 2002

• Testimony by Kent Hardisty, ALPA Executive Vice President, on Bill C-49 before the Standing Committee on Finance, House of Commons, February 25, 2002 (English | French)

2001

John O’Brien, Director, ALPA Engineering & Air Safety, on Regulations Needed to Ensure Air Security, November 27, 2001

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on Airline Security Improvements, November 14, 2001

• Kent Hardisty, ALPA Executive Vice President, on Aviation Security before the Standing Committee on Transport, House of Commons, November 8, 2001 (English  | French)

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on Aviation Security, September 25, 2001

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on Aviation Security, September 20, 2001

Capt. Dennis Dolan, ALPA First Vice President, on Delays in the Air Traffic Control System, August 2, 2001

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on Runway Incursions, June 26, 2001

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on Delays in the Air Traffic Control System, April 30, 2001

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on Delays in the Air Traffic Control System, March 15, 2001

Capt. Duane Woerth, ALPA President, on the “Age 60 Rule”, March 13, 2001

Statement of the ALPA TWA Master Executive Council on the Acquisition of TWA by American Airlines, February 1, 2001


May 2012 - ALPA’s first vice-president, Capt. Sean Cassidy, testified at a U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation hearing titled “Access Control Point Breaches at our Nation’s Airports: Anomalies or Systemic Failures?”

July 2011 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Lee Moak, expressed to members of Congress the Association’s staunch opposition to the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

June 2010 - Capt. Jay Pierce (Continental) and Capt. Wendy Morse (United) addressed the House Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure regarding the proposed United-Continental merger.

May 2010 - ALPA was back on Capitol Hill May 25, responding to a congressional invitation to weigh in on bankruptcy reform. During the last decade, airline managements—facing tough economic times—routinely resorted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to sidestep labor contract obligations and place an inordinate share of the financial burden on employees.

June 2009 - On June 11, Capt. John Prater, ALPA’s president, testified before the House Aviation Subcommittee, and on June 17 he testified before the Senate Aviation Subcommittee. In his oral testimony, Prater commended each committee for holding the hearing to look more closely at several critical issues affecting airline pilots.

February 2009 - Capt. John Prater, far left, told congressional lawmakers that new FAA reauthorization legislation is needed now and must address a number of critical safety and policy concerns.

May 2008 - Capt. Mary Ann Schaffer (United), chair of ALPA’s Task Force on Aviation Sustainability and the Environment, testified before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee.

February 2008 - Capt. John Prater asked members of Congress in mid-February to reduce the frequency and risk of runway incursions and deal with other airport safety issues facing the U.S. airline industry by increasing funding for the National Airspace System (NAS) modernization effort.

June 2007 - ALPA’s president, Capt. John Prater, testified before the U.S. Congress on June 6 on flight-time duty-time limits and rest requirements, the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), and the current state of pilot hiring and training.

May 2007 - Capt. Terry McVenes (US Airways), far left, ALPA’s Executive Air Safety Chairman, took the ALPA perspective on aviation safety and security priorities to Capitol Hill on March 22. (AFA President Patricia Friend, center, and IAM General Vice-President Robert Roach, Jr., right)

February 2006 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Duane Woerth, testified on Capitol Hill on February 8 against the DOT’s effort to permit expansion of foreign control of U.S. airlines.

Sept 2005 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Duane Woerth, appeared before Congress in July to testify in support of the FAA rule that restricts pilots from flying FAR Part 121 as captains or first officers after they reach their 60th birthday.

June 7 and June 22, 2005 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Duane Woerth, testified in support of airline pension reform before the Senate Committee on Finance.

March 2005 - Capt. Terry McVenes (US Airways), right, ALPA’s Executive Air Safety Chairman, testified on Capitol Hill in March about flight crews’ and passengers’ increasing vulnerability to laser exposure.

October 2004 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Duane Woerth, right, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation. Joining him are American Association of Airport Executives President Charles Barclay, left, and Air Transport Association Vice-President and COO John Meehan.

March 2003 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Duane Woerth, right, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee, on March 12. Also testifying were Deborah C. McElroy, president of the Regional Airline Association, center, and James C. May, president and CEO of the Air Transport Association.

January 2003 - ALPA’s president, Capt. Duane Woerth, left, told the Senate Commerce Committee that proposals to revise the Railway Labor Act with mandatory arbitration “are a solution in search of a problem.”