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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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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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Senators urge ICAO approach to reducing aviation emissions

This week, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the U.S. delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) urging them to protect U.S. passengers and airlines from the harmful effects of the European Union … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends ICAO on Advancing Climate Change Policies to Reduce Aircraft Emissions

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), applauded a recent decision made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to move forward with the formulation of a Global Emissions Reduction Plan. ICAO also rejected the inclusion of commercial aviation in … Continue reading

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EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) Takes Center Stage at ICAO

ICAO negotiators from around the world began the 38th ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Tuesday September  24th.  Negotiations on a global scale about the EU-ETS and a global approach to emissions reductions are taking center stage.  Addressing the issue of … Continue reading

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Gulf Carriers Make Aggressive Moves in Canada

Recently, Air Canada reported reaching a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airlines – allowing for further expansion for the Gulf Carrier into the North American market.  While on the surface this may deliver some short term financial gains to Air Canada, … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls for One Level of Safety for Lithium Battery Shipments

Recommends Shipments Containing Lithium Batteries be Held to Tougher Requirements Washington, D.C.—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) urged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt more stringent regulations over the air transportation of lithium batteries … Continue reading

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