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On Aug. 23, 1958, the president of the United States signed the Federal Aviation Act, which created the new Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for civil aviation safety.

From the start, unexpected challenges arose. It quickly became evident that airport and flight safety needed technological innovation and widening of government programs, and ALPA was happy to bring our “Schedule with Safety” motto to work with them. As industry partners, ALPA and the FAA remain aligned in the desire to keep safety front and center while having the most reliable and productive air transportation system in the world.

As we reflect on the multi-agency effort to support a safe and secure aviation industry, the FAA remains invaluable to the entire operation. Happy 60th birthday, FAA!


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ALPA is gratified and encouraged that the Trump administration has taken initial steps to end unfair trade practices and protect American jobs. The administration has rightly acknowledged that foreign government subsidies and a lack of transparency can affect a fair and equal opportunity for U.S. airlines to compete in the context of U.S. Open Skies agreements.

Categories: International, Regulatory
Tags: Fair Skies


Congress is currently reviewing pilot training standards, and what they decide could have an enormous impact on the safety of air travel. The data speaks for itself: Between 1990 and 2009, more than 1,100 people died in accidents on U.S. Part 121 passenger airlines. Since new pilot training and qualifications requirements were passed by Congress in 2010, the United States has not experienced a single fatality on these carriers, proving that well-trained pilots save lives.

Categories: Advocacy, Regulatory, Safety


This afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine Chao by a 93-6 vote to serve as our nation’s 18th Secretary of Transportation. ALPA looks forward to working with Secretary Chao to advance the aviation industry and ensure that the United States continues to usher millions of passengers and tons of cargo safely to global destinations each and every day and night.

Categories: Safety, Regulatory
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