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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


Canadian airline pilots have some of the longest shifts in the world. Despite ALPA’s continued efforts to update Canada’s outdated flight/duty time rule, the country’s pilots are often required to be alert for more than 14 hours, which can be extended to 17 hours in the event of weather or mechanical delays, putting them at greater risk for accidents and safety incidents due to fatigue.

Categories: Advocacy, Safety
Tags: Canada


The most important safety feature of any airline operation is a well-trained, highly experienced and qualified professional pilot. And the best way to attract and retain these pilots is to pay them competitive wages and offer a solid career progression.

Categories: Industry, Safety


This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) convened the second meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). ALPA was appointed to this group, which was established last year and we continue to have an active role in helping advise the FAA on prioritized policy areas that are urgently needed to ensure that as UAS operations expand, they do not compromise the safety of our shared airspace. 

Categories: Advocacy, 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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