Monthly Archives: October 2013

ALPA Statement on New FAA Guidelines for Inflight Use of Personal Electronic Devices

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement on today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding new guidelines that expand inflight use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during commercial flights. As members of the FAA’s … Continue reading

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Congressman Frank LoBiondo Stands Out as a Defender of U.S. Airline Jobs and Champion of Air Safety

Today, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) issued the following statement giving its full support to Representative Frank LoBiondo’s (R-NJ) re-election efforts. The union cited the Congressman’s unwavering support for protecting U.S. airline jobs and his substantial work to improve … Continue reading

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Norwegian’s New London-U.S. Flights Show Threat if U.S. Fails to Level Playing Field for its Airlines

What is it going to take to wake U.S. policymakers up to the fact that our nation’s aviation industry is competing on a very un-level playing field with state-owned and some other airlines? Today’s announcement by Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) … Continue reading

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ALPA to DOT: Deny JAT Airways’ Bid to Offer Flights to U.S.

Serbian Airline Must Meet Standard U.S. Ownership and Control Requirements  WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), argued in a recent U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filing that JAT Airways’ application to provide air services to the United States through … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends ICAO on Advancing Climate Change Policies to Reduce Aircraft Emissions

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), applauded a recent decision made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to move forward with the formulation of a Global Emissions Reduction Plan. ICAO also rejected the inclusion of commercial aviation in … Continue reading

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ALPA Praises DOT Ruling to Reject Direct U.S. Routes by Fly Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hailed a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny applications by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) and Fly Jamaica Airlines to offer direct flights from Georgetown (Guyana) to New … Continue reading

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Emirates New Milan–N.Y. Route Threatens U.S. Aviation Jobs

U.S. Government Must Level the Playing Field to Ensure Health of U.S. Airlines, Jobs WASHINGTON–Emirates Airline’s new route from Milan to New York, slated to begin Tuesday, is a clear first step in long-term strategy by a heavily supported state-owned … Continue reading

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