Release #: 18.37
October 03, 2018

ALPA Applauds Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization

Long-Term Bill Will Keep Flying Safe and the Piloting Profession Strong

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization in the world, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today commended Congress on the final passage of a five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after the Senate passed the final bill in a 93-6 vote.

“Today’s final passage of the FAA reauthorization bill is a major step forward for the safety and security of our nation’s skies. By keeping pilot qualification and training requirements strong and two fully qualified pilots in the cockpit, Congress has taken significant steps to ensure that flying remains the safest mode of transportation – and that the United States remains a global aviation leader,” said Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA president. “We are grateful for the bipartisan leadership in the House and Senate, and for the thousands of ALPA members who worked tirelessly to ensure that the priorities of the professional airline pilot were incorporated into this landmark agreement.”

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.


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