Monthly Archives: November 2012

No Hassle Flying Act Passes Senate

Yesterday, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Blunt (R-MO) to eliminate redundant baggage screening for travelers arriving from airports that participate in the United States’ pre-clearance program.  Currently, baggage undergoing high-level screening procedures at … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends President Obama on EU ETS Policy Passage

ALPA and other airline industry stakeholders today applauded President Barack Obama’s signing of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act, legislation that authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU … Continue reading

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ALPA calls for swift Senate confirmation of FAA Acting Administrator Michael Heurta

ALPA President Lee Moak wrote Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell today urging them to schedule a vote to confirm Michael Heurta as Administrator of the FAA.  Huerta currently serves as Acting Administrator of the agency, and ALPA has witnessed and … Continue reading

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ALPA applauds U.S. House passage of EU ETS Prohibition Act

The Association urges the president sign the act into law. WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) applauds passage of the bipartisan Thune-McCaskill European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) Prohibition Act (S. 1956) by the U.S. House of Representatives … Continue reading

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ALPA Voices Approval for Freeze of EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Supports ICAO as proper venue for any aircraft emissions regulations Washington, D.C. — Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) was encouraged by the European Commission’s proposal to “freeze” the application of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) … Continue reading

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Congressional deficit talks could impact your health and retirement benefits

The election is over and Congress and the Administration are now pivoting toward the daunting task of addressing sequestration, the fiscal cliff, and overall deficit reduction strategy.  Comments by House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday suggest Congress may seek to … Continue reading

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ALPA Responds to Recent CTA Decisions on Issues Related to Seasonal Employment of Foreign Pilots

OTTAWA – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following response to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA’s) release this week of two decisions. The CTA confirmed that Sunwing Airlines Inc. operates within Canada’s foreign ownership and control limits. … Continue reading

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