Monthly Archives: February 2014

Support the Saracini Aviation Safety Act

Captain Lee Moak sent a letter today to Members of Congress urging support for HR 1775, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013. In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward … Continue reading

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One Level of Safety for All Pilots Now: Pass the Safe Skies Act.

Yesterday ALPA safety representatives attended the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative hearing into UPS Flight 1354, an all-cargo flight which crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Ala., on August 14, 2013. Pilot fatigue emerged as a … Continue reading

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Harmonize Lithium Battery Safety Standards

Capt. Moak sent a letter yesterday to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx asking for an immediate issue of a final rule to harmonize the regulation of the air transport of lithium batteries as cargo with international standards. International standards … Continue reading

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ALPA demands answers on plans for Dubai preclearance site

Today Capt. Moak sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner questioning the agency’s plans for future preclearance sites in the Middle East. ALPA has long been opposed to the plan to operate a CBP preclearance site at Abu … Continue reading

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No Thanks to Walmarting the Airline Industry

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
By Lee Moak and Ed Wytkind We just concluded a remarkable meeting in Oslo, Norway, with our labor counterparts in Europe to accelerate a campaign against flag of convenience airlines that seek to…

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