Monthly Archives: December 2012

House Passes Defense Measure with ALPA Supported Biofuel Language

Last night, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for (H.R. 4310).  The legislation includes ALPA supported language to allow the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure and produce advance biofuels.  ALPA joined with coalition partners … Continue reading

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Sequestration could cut 12% of air traffic controller workforce – raising fares and slowing air service

If Congress fails to determine a path for decreasing the federal budget deficit, an across the board automatic budget cut, known as “sequestration” will be imposed on January 2. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association released a new report yesterday … Continue reading

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ALPA urges Congress to protect individual retirement savings

ALPA sent a letter today to the House and Senate today supporting a resolution to protect individual retirement savings in the midst of the fiscal cliff debate.  The “Fiscal Cliff” refers to the combination of tax hikes and budget cuts … Continue reading

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ALPA Remains Committed to One Level of Safety – Cargo Operations Must Be Included in Flight/Duty Time Rule

WASHINGTON – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) cost-benefit analysis. “After reviewing the FAA supplemental cost-benefit analysis of cargo operations in the new Federation Aviation Regulation … Continue reading

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What Lee Moak Learned in Washington

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak was profiled today in two articles for The Street, an investment and finance news publication. These stories highlight Moak’s efforts to promote the pilot partisan agenda in DC and support U.S. airline jobs through the … Continue reading

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ALPA urges FAA to credit pilots for employment and training experience in implementing new pilot certification rules

ALPA, joined by Airlines for America and the Regional Airline Association, wrote FAA Acting Administrator Huerta today to urge the agency to grant flight hour credit to current pilots based on their airline training and experience as they draft new regulations to … Continue reading

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ALPA pilots take a stand against Abu Dhabi pre-clearance

ALPA launched a new call to action today to block the creation of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport.  The United States already operates 15 preclearance locations in Canada, Ireland, and … Continue reading

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Biofuels legislation passes Senate!

Yesterday, the Senate passed the S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 98-0.  Earlier, before reaching the Senate Floor, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted to include two amendments which would have made it much … Continue reading

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