Monthly Archives: June 2013

ALPA calls on Congress to support adoption of secondary barriers in aircraft

In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward preventing another 9/11-style breach of the cockpit. Airlines are required to use procedures to protect the cockpit when the reinforced door … Continue reading

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Congratulations Secretary Foxx!

ALPA congratulates new Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who was confirmed by the Senate today.   The Senate approved Mr. Foxx’s nomination by a unanimous vote of 100 – 0.  ALPA looks forward to working with the new Secretary on our efforts … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds ALPA’s Challenge to Ex–Im Bank

Bank Failed to Examine Air India Financing’s Effect on U.S. Airline Jobs WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today hailed a federal appeals court decision to uphold a legal challenge by ALPA and Delta Air Lines maintaining that the … Continue reading

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ALPA Concerned About Air Traffic Rights as US-EU Free Trade Negotiations Set to Begin July 8th

Yesterday, President Obama announced that formal negotiations between the United States and the European Union (EU) will officially begin on July 8th in Washington, D.C.  Formally called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership (TTIP), this free trade agreement will “seek … Continue reading

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From Politico: Advocates see risk in cockpit doors

Kathryn Wolfe from Politico reports today: “Safety advocates are ramping up the pressure on airlines to finish closing one of the security holes that played a role in the Sept. 11 attacks: breachable cockpit doors. That may sound surprising, especially … Continue reading

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ALPA Pilots On Capitol Hill!

ALPA held its first-ever Legislative Summit this week, sending nearly 100 pilots representing 15 ALPA pilot groups to Capitol Hill.  ALPA members met with more than 110 members of Congress yesterday on critical pilot partisan issues facing our industry.  Pilots … Continue reading

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ALPA joins Global Business Travel Alliance and A4A in opposing new passenger security fees

This week, ALPA joined the Global Business Travel Alliance and A4A on a letter to Senate leaders opposing an increase in the Airline Passenger Security Fee paid by passengers.  The Administration has proposed increasing the fee to $5.00 per flight … Continue reading

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