The Pilots of ALPA 2020

The assertion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts speaks to the power of the Air Line Pilots Association, International’s 63,000 members at 35 U.S. and Canadian air carriers who work together to advance North American aviation and the airline piloting profession. However, each of these groups also has a unique story to tell that details its impact and contributions to ALPA’s collective effort.

Last year, new pilot groups joined the Association while others bargained contract improvements to raise the bar for all airline pilots. ALPA members engaged in talks to prepare for mergers while others acted to safeguard ALPA pilot jobs in the wake of overseas joint ventures. Some lobbied legislators and policy makers to enact laws and regulations that protect U.S. and Canadian airlines and jobs and advance flight safety and security. Others promoted air transportation and the numerous opportunities to fly for a living to younger generations to keep the pilot supply chain robust.

Read the pilot group profiles, to learn about these efforts, the challenges confronted, and the great accomplishments. Find out about the work ALPA pilots continue to do to make the Association the global voice of the profession and ensure that North America maintains its unparalleled standing as having the safest, most efficient air transportation network in the world.

This article was originally published in the January 2020 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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