Monthly Archives: September 2012

NextGen Institute Discusses Challenges and Potential of NextGen

The Next Gen Institute held their annual meeting recently.  The importance of instituting Next Gen was hailed by members of Congress as well as current and former FAA Administrators.  The discussion about the challenges ahead, current success stories and potential … Continue reading

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Absentee and Early Voting Begins: Where will you be on Nov. 6th?

Will you be flying, on call, or just don’t want to wait until Nov. 6th to cast your ballot for the 2012 elections?  Mail-in absentee ballots are already available in several states, and early voting will begin in many others … Continue reading

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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect U.S. Airlines & Employees from EU ETS

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hails yesterday’s passage by the U.S. Senate of The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2012 (S.1956), which provides the U.S. Secretary of Transportation with the authority to protect U.S. aircraft … Continue reading

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More Tourism + Shorter Airport Waits= More Airline Jobs

Increasing foreign tourism to the U.S. and improving the customer experience at the airport are two policies that support pilot jobs and a healthy U.S. airline industry.  The U.S. travel and tourism industry also represents 2.7 percent of GDP and … Continue reading

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The Agony and Ecstasy of NextGen

To maintain a competitive advantage in the international marketplace, the United States’ national airspace system (NAS)—which is composed of the entire air- and ground-based infrastructure, including air traffic control surveillance and communication, navigation, airports, aircraft, vehicles on the surface, and … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Parliament!

The 2nd session of the 41st Parliament resumed on Monday, September 17th when the Members of Parliament (MP’s) returned from their ridings after a two and a half month summer break on the barbeque circuit. They will be ready to … Continue reading

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OMB Report: Sequestration will jeopardize aviation programs

On Friday, the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) released a 394-page report which outlines the impact of automatic budget cuts (“sequestration”) required if Congress can’t agree on a deficit reduction plan.  This report confirms what ALPA has been predicting over the … Continue reading

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ALPA’s 2012 Voter Guide is here!

The 2012 election is just 56 days away.   ALPA pilots:  will you be flying on November 6th?  On call?  Not sure?  For our members who are flying or may be called to fly on Election Day, absentee and early voting … Continue reading

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Welcome back Congress! The pilot partisan agenda for this week:

Both the House and Senate return to Washington today after a five-week district work period.  Congress’ main order of business is expected to be the passage of a continuing resolution, or CR, that will keep the government running for the … Continue reading

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New legislation threatens labor and pension agencies

Today, a coalition of organizations, including many labor groups, sent a letter to Capitol Hill voicing our opposition to S.3468 “The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act of 2012”.  ALPA has been engaged on this issue and has signed the letter … Continue reading

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