Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dubai Air Show: $162.6 Billion of Aircraft Orders

Below is a cross-post from ALPA President Lee Moak’s Leadership From the Cockpit blog.  The original post appeared on Nov. 17th, 2013.  Today, the staggering news from the Dubai Air Show is this: a record-shattering number of aircraft orders totaling $162.6 … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls on Congress to Support New Bill that Opposes U.S. Customs Preclearance Facility in Abu Dhabi

Harm to U.S. Airline Jobs and Unfair Aid to Heavily State-Backed Foreign Airline Cited WASHINGTON–The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) calls on members of Congress to support bipartisan legislation introduced today that opposes the Administration’s plan to open a … Continue reading

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ALPA Hails Senate Introduction of Safe Skies Act

Today Senators Boxer (D-CA), Cantwell (D-WA), and Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a Senate version of the Safe Skies Act of 2013.  This important legislation will ensure that all airline pilots have the same level of protection from fatigue by applying the … Continue reading

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ALPA Applauds DOJ Agreement to Allow American-US Airways Merger

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to allow the American-US Airways merger to move ahead: “ALPA commends the Department of Justice, American Airlines and US Airways … Continue reading

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Senators urge ICAO approach to reducing aviation emissions

This week, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the U.S. delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urging them to protect U.S. passengers and airlines from the harmful effects of the European Union … Continue reading

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New CBO Report Shows Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Yields Little Savings

Last week, Congress convened formal budget negotiations to outline a spending plan for the remainder of the 2014 fiscal year.  As this process moves forward, many options to reduce spending and increase revenues remain under consideration by lawmakers.  One of … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends FAA and DOT upon Announcement of New Pilot Training Rules

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) applauded an announcement made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to move forward with the implementation of new training rules for air carrier pilots. The new rules were announced today by U.S. … Continue reading

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