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ICYMI- Needed: An uplifting U.S. national aviation policy

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak wrote an op-ed that ran in The Hill last week lamenting the lack of a national airline policy that will uplift and promote U.S. aviation and its employees.  He wrote: “Working inside the Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Sen. Cantwell and Sen. Ayotte will lead Aviation Subcommittee

Congratulations to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who will serve as Chair and Ranking Member of the Commerce Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee in the 113th Congress. Sen. Cantwell also served as Chair of the subcommittee during the 112th … Continue reading

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Fuel prices continue to rise- what can we do about it?

Last week, AAA reported fuel prices are rising, up nearly a quarter from this time last month.  Fuel represents an airline’s biggest cost, and as aviation employees ALPA pilots are exceedingly concerned about the impact of fuel prices on the … Continue reading

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ICAO advances work to address aviation emissions

ALPA has long maintained that ICAO is the appropriate entity to develop a global emissions plan for the aviation industry, and welcomes this progress.  We are strongly opposed to the EU-ETS tax, which will only harm pilot jobs and hamper … Continue reading

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Aviation is a driving force behind U.S. manufacturing and innovation.

The aviation industry supports 10 million American jobs, including ALPA’s more than 50K U.S. pilots.  It is the backbone of American commerce and transportation, and is a driving force behind U.S. manufacturing and innovation.  Last Tuesday, Acting FAA Administrator Michael … Continue reading

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