To some, New Year’s resolutions are simply loose guidelines that easily fall by the wayside as willpower starts to dwindle. Not with ALPA pilots. Resolutions become a way of life.

Here are just a few resolutions from ALPA pilot groups for the coming year.

The pilots of Air Transat will ensure they continue to be recognized for their hard work, dedication, and professionalism.

2018: A year of turbulence, transition, and rebirth for Atlantic Southeast pilots.

The pilots of Calm Air will be well prepared for upcoming contract negotiations in 2018.

In 2018, the Canadian North Master Executive Council will continue to strive for open communication and participation.

The pilots of CommutAir will focus on the growth of their all-jet fleet and pilot retention. It’s a great time to join CommutAir and be part of a fast-growing team of aviation professionals.

Compass pilots resolve to be the best fee-for-departure carrier on the West Coast in 2018.

In 2018, #ScopeMatters to Delta pilots, who will strenuously oppose internal and external outsourcing threats, including Middle East carriers Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad; attacks on scope; and inequitable distribution of joint-venture flying and growth.

2018 will be a year in which ExpressJet pilots will say they’re proud to work for ExpressJet Airlines again.

In 2018, FedEx Express pilots vow to get to their destinations safely overnight, positively impacting the world’s commerce with professionalism and integrity.

In 2018, First Air pilots would love to have a fully functioning electronic flight bag program. Then the pilot group can return to being First Air and not last air since they’re the only ones who still seem to use paper charts!

The Frontier pilots resolve to enter the pattern of their fellow aviators with a new industry-standard contract in 2018! #frontierdealnow

In the new year, the Hawaiian pilots will build a stronger and more solid relationship with their members and their families.

The pilot representatives of Jazz Aviation resolve to improve collective agreement education in 2018.

Three years is too long! It’s time for JetBlue pilots to get the contract these professional pilots deserve.

In 2018, Kelowna Flightcraft pilots look forward to seeing their company secure a long-term contract that will provide for future job stability.

Mesa pilots’ collective focus this year centers around contract implementation, education, and enforcement.

It’s a great time to be at PSA! Along with making contract improvements, in 2018 the pilot group is helping the airline retain pilots and maintain competitiveness in recruiting by launching a new pilot-powered website,

Spirit pilots resolve to reach a contract in 2018.

Sun Country pilots welcomed the new year with a new owner. Here’s to continued safety and success!

In 2018, Trans States pilots are working to achieve contract improvements that reflect their commitment to professionalism and safe operations in an increasingly positive-trending environment.

The United Master Executive Council will continue working with fellow ALPA pilots to enhance unionism and unity across the aviation industry and ensure that labor’s contributions toward achieving and improving the world’s safest mode of travel are fully recognized.

Wasaya pilots will continue to focus on recruitment and retention in 2018.

In 2018, WestJet pilots want to come together in unity and work together for their common goals and for the betterment of the entire profession.

This article was originally published in the January 2018 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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