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On June 5, nearly 200 ALPA members from 38 states conducted hundreds of meetings with members of Congress to press these decision makers to support pilot-partisan issues. This boots-on-the-ground effort known as “Hill Day” wrapped up ALPA’s seventh annual Legislative Summit on Capitol Hill.

Categories: Events, Safety, Security, Regulatory


As millions of passengers rely on air travel this holiday season to visit family and ship gifts around the globe, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently launched a new campaign, “Pack Safe,” to raise awareness of the dangers associated with packing hazardous materials in carry-on and checked baggage. ALPA is proud to be a key partner with the FAA on this new campaign that provides detailed information on how passengers can safely travel with certain items that are considered to be hazardous if packed improperly.

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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


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