Monthly Archives: March 2013

New US-UAE Business Council Aviation Report: A Must Read for All U.S. Pilots

The UAE has been running an aggressive PR campaign in the U.S. to win support for its state-sponsored airlines.  A new report by the U.S.-UAE Business Council goes as far to exalt the benefits to U.S. workers from the commercial … Continue reading

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A Victory in Washington. More to Do, Demand Action from our Leaders Now

Captain Lee Moak, President of the Air Line Pilots Association, sent the following message to ALPA members today.  He urged all ALPA pilots to write the White House today and oppose the establishment of a preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi … Continue reading

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House budget plan calls for increased airline taxes; ALPA opposes

The House of Representatives today voted in favor of a budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  This budget includes an unwarranted proposal to double the TSA Security fee from $2.50 per segment to $5 in each direction.  Increasing the … Continue reading

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Fight to preserve DOD biofuels work continues

An informative op-ed by Lieutenant Commander Manan Trivedi appeared in The Hill recently regarding the harmful cuts to biofuel funding and energy security.   The piece highlights another critical reason for ALPA to support DOD procurement of advanced biofuels.  While ALPA has … Continue reading

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ALPA Welcomes Labor Secretary Nomination

WASHINGTON—Captain Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes President Obama’s nomination of Tom Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor. “American workers need a leader at the highest level of government who will effectively … Continue reading

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Senate to Vote on CBP Abu Dhabi Preclearance Amendment

As part of legislation to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013, the Senate will consider an amendment that will prohibit third-party reimbursement for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) services.  ALPA strongly supports this amendment, introduced by … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls for One Level of Safety for Lithium Battery Shipments

Recommends Shipments Containing Lithium Batteries be Held to Tougher Requirements Washington, D.C.—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) urged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt more stringent regulations over the air transportation of lithium batteries … Continue reading

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