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. 911 the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2015 simply fulfills Congress’s intent from more than a decade ago to make cockpits more secure.

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.