Latest Press Releases


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 29, 2015
ALPA Welcomes CBP Plans to Help U.S. Airlines’ Passengers Clear Customs
Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announcement that it plans to expand its preclearance program.


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 28, 2015
ALPA to DOT: Seek the Facts on Middle Eastern Airline Subsidies
In comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) reinforced its call for the U.S. government to quickly seek consultations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on market-distorting subsidies those governments give to Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways.


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 21, 2015
ALPA Reiterates Importance of Securing the Cockpit through Secondary Barriers
ALPA applauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for issuing long-awaited guidance on the installation of cockpit secondary barriers on aircraft. The new Advisory Circular is a move forward in acknowledging that installing secondary barriers on passenger and all-cargo aircraft will add a necessary and significant layer of security for passengers and crewmembers.


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 20, 2015
ALPA: Keep America Flying Safely and Fairly
Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), in remarks before the International Aviation Club of Washington, D.C., today called for U.S. government leaders and lawmakers to advance the U.S. airline industry and its workers by safeguarding fair competition in the global marketplace and fostering air transportation modernization by passing a clean Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization.


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 14, 2015
ALPA President to Underscore Measures that Safeguard Fair Competition and a Free Market for All Airlines and Workers in the Global Marketplace 
Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will address the International Aviation Club of Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.


Virgin AmericanMay 13, 2015
Virgin America Representation Election Vote Opens 
The vote for Virgin America pilots to elect the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) as their certified collective bargaining representative opened today. The more than 600 pilots will have an opportunity to cast their secret ballot through Thursday, June 4, 2015.


May 12, 2015
ALPA Calls for Comprehensive Canadian Aviation Policy in New Report (French)
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today issued a new report that calls on the government to promote an environment that allows fair opportunities for Canadian airlines and aviation workers to compete and prevail in the international marketplace.


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 7, 2015
Media Statement by Capt. Brian Roseen, Chairman of the Sun Country Master Executive Council, Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l 
The Sun Country Master Executive Council (SCA MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, International, the collective bargaining representative of SCA pilots, has received media inquiries related to reports about a communication from SCA management threatening a wind down of Sun Country Airlines.


Air Line Pilots AssociationMay 1, 2015
Pilots Hail ICAO Panel Action to Create New Packaging Standards for Lithium Battery Shipments on Aircraft
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today lauded the Dangerous Goods Panel of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for committing to develop new packaging standards for lithium battery shipments on aircraft that would protect the aircraft and all on board from the effects of a lithium battery fire.



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