Monthly Archives: April 2013

ALPA Responds to Government’s Announcement of Changes to Temporary Foreign Worker Program

OTTAWA – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSDC) and Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism departments of changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. … Continue reading

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ALPA Congratulates Transportation Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx

WASHINGTON—Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) welcomes President Obama’s appointment today of Anthony Foxx to serve as the next Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary. “Strong government leadership and partnerships are essential to the advancement … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends Swift Passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act

WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement commending the swift passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act, which gives the U.S. Secretary of Transportation the ability to transfer funds within the … Continue reading

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ALPA Supports the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

ALPA supports the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 and urges its swift passage in the House after last night’s passage in the Senate. Airline pilots, our passengers, the communities we serve, and our airlines, are thankful for the leadership of Senators … Continue reading

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Gulf Carriers Make Aggressive Moves in Canada

Recently, Air Canada reported reaching a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airlines – allowing for further expansion for the Gulf Carrier into the North American market.  While on the surface this may deliver some short term financial gains to Air Canada, … Continue reading

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ALPA Pushes for the passage of the Dependable Air Service Act on the Hill

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l strongly supports the Dependable Air Service Act, introduced today by Senators Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Klobuchar (D-Minn.) as part of a bipartisan group of Senators working to support the airline industry and its passengers. The … Continue reading

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Over 150 Members write Administration on CBP Pre-Clearance Site in Abu Dhabi

Over 150 House Members sent letters to Secretary Napolitano raising questions and opposing the creation of a CBP pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi in the past week.  Rep. Meehan (R-PA) and Rep. Defazio (D-OR) led a letter in the House … Continue reading

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Furloughs continue; ALPA calls on Congress, Administration for solution

As FAA furloughs and resulting flight delays continue today, ALPA is urging Congress and the Administration to end furloughs of critical front-line safety professionals. Our aviation system should not be used as a pawn in budget debate. The livelihood of … Continue reading

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Flight Ops Disruptions – FAA Capacity Reduction Plan in Effect

This is a picture shared with ALPA of a LaGuardia Airport FAA Air Traffic Controllers’ flight progress slip detailing the Ground Delay Program due to sequestration induced furloughs. This is causing some arriving flights to be delayed an average of … Continue reading

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ALPA Warns of Potential Flight Operation Disruptions

Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, issued the following statement after participating in a news conference with Airlines 4 America (A4A) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA) to call attention to the significant chaos that … Continue reading

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