Monthly Archives: March 2012

Emirates Enters Dulles-Dubai: Who Financed The Planes?

Today, ALPA joined with Delta and the APA in publishing a full page color ad in two popular Capitol Hill newspapers – Politico and Roll Call – highlighting the subsidies provided to foreign airlines by U.S. taxpayers through the Export-Import … Continue reading

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ALPA urges support for Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS)

ALPA President Captain Lee Moak wrote to House and Senate Appropriators today, urging them to support the Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS), a critical health program for professional airline pilots.  HIMS is a federally-funded prototype alcohol and drug assistance program … Continue reading

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Aviation is a driving force behind U.S. manufacturing and innovation.

The aviation industry supports 10 million American jobs, including ALPA’s more than 50K U.S. pilots.  It is the backbone of American commerce and transportation, and is a driving force behind U.S. manufacturing and innovation.  Last Tuesday, Acting FAA Administrator Michael … Continue reading

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Wall Street Flies High on Increased Oil Prices

Yesterday on the Dylan Ratigan Show, Better Markets President Dennis Kelleher discussed the role speculators on Wall Street play in driving up oil and fuel prices.  Over the last decade, speculation in the commodities market by large banks and firms … Continue reading

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Congress Must Act to Ensure U.S. Ex–Im Bank Fosters U.S. Economy and Jobs

 U.S. Taxpayer Money Must Advance U.S. Airline Industry, Not Just Global Competitors WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today called on the U.S. Senate to take swift action to ensure that the Export–Import Bank of the United States fulfills … Continue reading

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TTD Executive Committee: Implement Common Sense Rules to Combat Fatigue for Flight Crews

Today, ALPA President Captain Lee Moak and ALPA Director of Government Affairs Michael Robbins participated in the TTD Executive Committee meeting where a resolution was adopted in support including cargo pilots in the new FAR 117 pilot fatigue rule to … Continue reading

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MSNBC – Sleepiness is a huge problem for airline pilots, study finds

Read the MSNBC story on pilot fatigue: Sleepiness is a huge problem for airline pilots, study finds.    

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