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

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
It’s a new year and a new Congress. ALPA is making it clear to both new and incumbent lawmakers that we expect—and will accept nothing less than—fair competition in the global marketplace for…

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Administration Follows ALPA Recommendation to Say No to Training Libyan Pilots in the U.S.

Last week U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced at a Congressional hearing that the Administration has reconsidered its plan to lift the ban on allowing Libyan nationals to be trained as pilots in the United States. The … Continue reading

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ALPA Delivers the Truth Behind the Alleged “Pilot Shortage”

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
ALPA’s got the pulse on the airline pilot pipeline, tracking down the numbers to rise above the noise and set the record straight on the so-called “pilot shortage.” Here’s the issue: There is…

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