Monthly Archives: April 2014

Rural Air Service Relies on U.S. Airlines’ Ability to Compete Globally

Today, Capt. Lee Moak testified before the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee on the serious economic threat to U.S. airlines posed by state-supported foreign airlines and foreign airlines’ business plans that conflict with U.S. policy. The hearing, title “Air Service to … Continue reading

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A two-year-old government regulation, overturning a 25-year practice, now enables the federal government to hide the outsized, ever-increasing tax amount that airline customers pay to the federal government. This is not pro-consumer. This is pro-government. Airlines are the only form … Continue reading

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One Year Later: The Need for Passenger Safety and a More Secure Cockpit

On April 29, 2013, a year ago today, ALPA joined Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and 9/11 pilot widow Ellen Saracini to announce the introduction of the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013 (H.R. 1775). H.R. 1775 is a critical piece … Continue reading

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ALPA pilots work to prevent preclearance expansion

As the House and Senate begin work on their respective FY15 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, ALPA is calling on legislators to restrict DHS’ plans to expand Customs and Border Protection preclearance sites to locations overseas that provide … Continue reading

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European Parliament Votes Against Expansion of EU-ETS

Today, the European Parliament voted to end its plans to expand its carbon taxing scheme to U.S. and other international flights that enter EU airspace.  ALPA applauds the European Parliament for allowing work to continue on a global solution to … Continue reading

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