Monthly Archives: April 2012

Congressman Barney Frank to industry: “yeah, we did” intend to restrict speculation

The financial industry continues to spend tens of millions of dollars in their attempt to stop the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from issuing rules that help protect our jobs and our industry from rampant speculation in the oil market. … Continue reading

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How did the cargo carve-out happen?

FAA Associate Administrator Margaret Gilligan explains how the FAA came to the decision to exclude cargo pilots from science-based fatigue rules issued by the agency on December 21, 2011 (FAR 117). Click here to view a clip from her testimony … Continue reading

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ALPA to U.S. House Subcommittee: Raise Airline Industry to One Level of Safety

Safe Skies Act of 2012 Would Protect All Airline Pilots from Fatigue WASHINGTON – In testimony before the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee today, Capt. Sean Cassidy, first vice president and national safety coordinator of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), called … Continue reading

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Watch ALPA discuss aviation safety with Members of Congress tomorrow!

The Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing tomorrow morning to review the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety oversight of the United States’ aviation system. ALPA First Vice President Sean Cassidy will testify before the Subcommittee.  The hearing will address … Continue reading

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Rep. Cravaack on the Introduction of the Bipartisan Safe Skies Act

“As a former cargo pilot, I understand the importance of a single standard of safety for pilots who share the same airspace and runways with passenger aircraft.  I introduced the Safe Skies Act in order to apply the new, common … Continue reading

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Administration Goes After Oil Speculators

Today, President Obama asked Congress to take further action on decreasing speculation in the oil markets.  This request comes on the heels of the recently issued report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank which found that speculation in the … Continue reading

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Airline Pilots to Senate Banking Committee: Protect Our Jobs in Ex–Im Bank Reauthorization

WASHINGTON–Airline pilots from across the nation representing the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) and the American Pilots Association (APA) took to Capitol Hill today to attend a U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the reauthorization … Continue reading

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