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 our economy is dependent on air commerce, and the financial strength of our airlines and the people they employ are at risk. ALPA members and the travelling public can help us deliver this message to Congress and the Administration by visiting dontgroundamerica.com.
ALPA also is supporting legislation sponsored by Sen. Blunt (R-MO) that would give the FAA increased funding flexibility to protect air traffic controllers from furloughs and avoid unnecessary damage to the national airspace system.
ALPA President Lee Moak wrote to Senator Blunt late last week thanking him for seeking this solution: Read the letter here.