ALPA Speaks on Global and National Issues at CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

By ALPA Staff

Aviation representatives from around the world gathered in Las Vegas on April 11–12 for the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit to discuss a myriad of issues affecting the global landscape. Much discussion focused on how the United States can maximize international growth, particularly in Latin America and Asia—areas that are ripe for vast expansion. ALPA was also invited to share our members’ views by participating in panel discussions on current aviation hot topics. 

In a robust discussion on timely international matters, ALPA executive administrator Capt. Rick Dominguez detailed the Association’s concerns surrounding atypical business models, such as flag-of-convenience schemes that threaten North American pilots’ jobs and their airlines’ ability to compete fairly in the global marketplace. The panel also discussed the advantages and pitfalls that would result if airline foreign ownership rules were relaxed. 

ALPA also engaged in a conversation regarding the current state of labor negotiations within the U.S. airline industry. Managing Director Dave Krieger provided insight into the bargaining opportunities and challenges presented by the current industry financial environment. Krieger also highlighted the need for airlines to invest in their employees and product as a way to ensure long-term success. 

ALPA’s participation in industry events, such as CAPA’s Americas Aviation Summit, allows the opportunity to showcase the vast expertise of ALPA leaders and representatives, as well as ensure that the voice of front-line employees like our pilot members is included in international stakeholder discussions. 

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