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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 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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Administration Proposal to Cut Federal Flight Deck Officer Funding Threatens Security for Airline Passengers and Cargo

WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement expressing adamant opposition to the budget cuts to the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program contained in the Administration’s proposed FY14 federal budget. “It is … Continue reading

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Take action on the Safe Skies Act – write Congress today!

Following the reintroduction of the Safe Skies Act, hundreds of ALPA pilots and citizens have written Congress to ask their representative to support one level of safety in our skies. Current fatigue rules set by the FAA create two different … Continue reading

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FAA Rest Rules Must Apply to Both Passenger and All-Cargo Pilots

WASHINGTON – Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the union’s long-standing and adamant position that the Federal Aviation Administration’s new airline pilot rest regulations should apply to all airline pilots, … Continue reading

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