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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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ALPA applauds Senate Bill to Protect Medical Certifications for Pilots

ALPA applauds Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Joe Manchin, III (D-WV) for introducing S. 1941 requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct an open rule-making process before making proposed changes to how Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) screen for obstructive … Continue reading

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DOT Secretary Appoints ALPA President to FAA MAC

Today, the FAA released the following press statement on the appointment of ALPA President Lee Moak to the FAA Management Advisory Council: “WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today appointed 10 new members to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea Bill on Transportation Committee Agenda Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider H.R. 3578.  This legislation will require the FAA to follow the appropriate rulemaking process in order to make any changes to medical certification for pilots and air traffic controllers with regard to … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends FAA and DOT upon Announcement of New Pilot Training Rules

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) applauded an announcement made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to move forward with the implementation of new training rules for air carrier pilots. The new rules were announced today by U.S. … Continue reading

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ALPA Statement on New FAA Guidelines for Inflight Use of Personal Electronic Devices

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement on today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding new guidelines that expand inflight use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during commercial flights. As members of the FAA’s … Continue reading

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FAA Furloughs May Return

Once again, Congressional inaction surrounding the federal budget is putting pilot and aviation jobs at risk.  As we warned this spring, furloughs of front-line safety personnel will have an extremely negative impact on the aviation industry, our airlines, our members, … Continue reading

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