Author Archives: The Pilot Partisan Agenda

Secondary Barriers Must Be Mandatory

Authored by Captain Jerry Timmerman, Delta B737 Fifteen years ago, at the end of a prosperous decade, our planet was thrown into chaos when four U.S. passenger airplanes were hijacked and turned into missiles. Emotional, economic, and enduring scars from September … Continue reading

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THE TIME IS NOW TO REGULATE LITHIUM BATTERIES

By Captain Chuck Dyer, FedEx  MEC Chairman My fellow pilots at FedEx are engaged in a struggle that I believe poses one of the greatest threats to our pilots’ health and professional welfare imaginable. As you may recall, a few years … Continue reading

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Congress must act to ensure the safety of lithium battery shipments by air

Published  in The Hill & Leadership from the Cockpit on December 30, 2015 By Capt. Tim Canoll Airlines have been making news lately for imposing restrictions on certain items aboard aircraft. An all-out ban on hoverboards and limitations on e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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If One Hoverboard Poses Too Much Fire Risk on an Airliner, Shouldn’t Shipments of Lithium Batteries be Banned?

Over the past two weeks, airlines throughout the world have announced voluntary bans on the passenger carriage of hoverboards on aircraft. These boards pose a serious threat to the safety of aircraft because of their power source: lithium batteries. Each … Continue reading

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How the Middle East 3 Affects the Low Cost, Mid-size Carriers

By Philip Prada, First Officer, Spirit Airlines Over the last decade, three state-owned carriers in the Middle East (Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad = ME3) have received more than $42 billion in subsidies and other unfair benefits. On the surface, it’s … Continue reading

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AUGUST LEGISLATIVE OUTREACH

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Thank you to all the pilots who’ve taken their time to schedule meetings with a member of Congress this month!    

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Congress Joins Fight Against ME3

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Representatives Dold (R-IL), Lipinski (D-IL), Emmer (R-MN), and Pallone (D-NJ) announced that 262 Members of Congress had joined a letter to the Secretaries of State and Transportation urging them to open consultations with the governments … Continue reading

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Safety Is and Always Will Be Our Number One Priority

Securing the safety of our nation’s aviation system is our industry’s top priority. In order to maintain our standing as the safest air transport system in the world, we rely on a multilayer approach to security, using numerous strategies that … Continue reading

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2015 Congress Must Ensure Fair Competition for U.S. Airlines

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Canada Adopts ICAO Standard on Lithium Batteries

Six months after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced its intent to ban the transport of lithium-metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced a suite of amendments to Canada’s Transport of … Continue reading

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