Leadership From the Cockpit
ALPA filed a lawsuit today to overturn the Obama administration’s unfathomable decision to permit Norwegian Air International (NAI) to fly to and from the United States. As part of the continuing efforts to reverse the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) misguided ruling that will negatively alter the future of the U.S. airline industry, ALPA and several other U.S. labor groups representing more than 100,000 aviation workers filed a petition for review of DOT’s decision in the U.S. court of appeals.
In an opinion piece published in The Hill on Monday, January 9, AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) President Ed Wytkind delivers to Washington, D.C., readers a view that ALPA also shares: The Norwegian Air International (NAI) case will define President Obama’s aviation legacy.
In the latest demonstration of national union support for Hawaiian Airlines pilots, Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) president Capt. Tim Canoll met on January 6 with the pilots and the Honolulu news media to express solidarity in the pilots fight for a fair contract.
Have a New Drone in Your Home after the Holidays?
You’re not alone. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently reported that more than 616,000 owners of drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have participated in the first year of the FAA’s online registration program. ALPA continues to urge the FAA to require registration at the “point of sale,” which would allow all, not just some, UAS owners to become informed and engaged in keeping themselves and their community safe when they fly a UAS.
All year long, Air Line Pilots Association members make it a point to give back to their communities, and they make a strong finish through the December holiday season. Here are just a few examples of how ALPA pilots are giving back and spreading cheer this year.