Monthly Archives: May 2012

Incident in Chicago highlights need for one level of safety for passenger and cargo pilots. ALPA members: Write Congress today!

News of a recent runway accident between a cargo and passenger airline provides a sobering reminder that we all share the same runways and air space, and why one level of safety across cargo and passenger operations is so important. … Continue reading

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ALPA to testify Wednesday as EU presses ahead with revenue raising emissions tax

As ALPA First Vice President Sean Cassidy prepares to testify before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee next Wednesday regarding ALPA’s opposition to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), EU carbon markets show large increases in volume and volatility.  … Continue reading

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FAA To Explore Incentives For NextGen Aircraft Equipment

The FAA held a public meeting today to solicit input on incentives for commercial and general aviation operators to equip their aircraft with NextGen capabilities. In the most recent FAA reauthorization bill, Congress gave the U.S. Transportation Secretary authority to … Continue reading

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President to sign renewal of Export-Import Bank

ALPA welcomes the President’s signing of the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization today.  This legislation includes important reforms to the bank’s operations to protect pilot and airline jobs, and helps to level the playing field for our industry. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/obama-to-sign-reauthorization-of-export-import-bank-white-house-says-bank-helps-creates-jobs/2012/05/30/gJQA5cIQ1U_story.html

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Building the Runway to the Skies of Tomorrow

ALPA has long pushed for advancing the adoption of Next Gen air traffic control upgrades, which will increase safety and promote efficiency and capacity growth.   The passage of the FAA bill this year was critical in allowing the agency to … Continue reading

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ALPA and aviation community support military biofuels initiatives

Today, ALPA and members of the aviation community wrote the Senate Armed Services Committee to urge them to support the military’s work on advanced biofuels in the National Defense Authorization Act.  Contrary to the Department of Defense’s stated security needs, … Continue reading

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Senate Banking Committee examines oversight of derivatives market

Today, the Senate Banking Committee held another hearing regarding the oversight of the derivatives markets.  Many large investors use the derivatives markets to speculate on oil prices resulting in unsustainable increases in fuel costs.  Such speculation negatively impacts our jobs … Continue reading

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FAA Rest Rules Must Apply to Both Passenger and All-Cargo Pilots

WASHINGTON – Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the union’s long-standing and adamant position that the Federal Aviation Administration’s new airline pilot rest regulations should apply to all airline pilots, … Continue reading

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FFDO funding continues to advance

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program in its FY13 Appropriations bill, rejecting the Administration’s proposal to reduce the program’s appropriation by more than half.  Additionally, funding for the … Continue reading

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Ex-Im Bill Heads to President’s Desk

Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement yesterday regarding the U.S. Senate’s passage of important reforms to help ensure U.S. industry and workers are not harmed by the Bank’s financing in … Continue reading

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