March 14, 2023

Statement on Potential Merger Between Air Canada Pilots Association and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l

McLEAN, Va./ MISSISSAUGA, On. – Today, pilot leaders from the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) issued the following statement regarding an agreement in principle reached between the two unions about a potential merger:

“Recently, ACPA and ALPA signed a merger agreement in principle (AIP). The agreement has been approved by the ACPA Master Elected Council and the ALPA Canada Board. It will now be considered and voted on by the Air Canada pilots, ALPA’s Executive Council and Executive Board.

“This milestone brings both associations one step closer to achieving the pilots’ joint goal of advancing the piloting profession and aviation safety in Canada and the United States. By working in unity, we are confident we will be stronger together.”

ACPA represents over 4,500 members who fly passengers and cargo around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge. ACPA is the largest single pilot association in Canada and serves a diverse and engaged membership via its headquarters near Toronto's Pearson Airport, and through regional representatives across pilot bases in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. For more information, visit

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 67,000 pilots at 39 U.S. and Canadian airlines. ALPA provides three critical services to its members: airline safety, security, and pilot assistance; representation; and advocacy. Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline safety and security issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe. ALPA represents pilots’ views to decision-makers, including Congress and federal agencies, and ALPA pilot groups have negotiated hundreds of contracts with airlines. For more information, visit


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