Tag Archives: pilot fatigue

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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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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Congressman Frank LoBiondo Stands Out as a Defender of U.S. Airline Jobs and Champion of Air Safety

Today, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) issued the following statement giving its full support to Representative Frank LoBiondo’s (R-NJ) re-election efforts. The union cited the Congressman’s unwavering support for protecting U.S. airline jobs and his substantial work to improve … Continue reading

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ALPA Pilots On Capitol Hill!

ALPA held its first-ever Legislative Summit this week, sending nearly 100 pilots representing 15 ALPA pilot groups to Capitol Hill.  ALPA members met with more than 110 members of Congress yesterday on critical pilot partisan issues facing our industry.  Pilots … Continue reading

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Level the Playing Field for U.S. Airlines and their Workers

New ALPA Report Highlighted at First Ever Pilot Legislative Summit in Washington, DC as ALPA pilots blitz Capitol Hill A new report issued today by The Air Line Pilots Association Int’l. (ALPA) highlights the growing threat of state-sponsored foreign competition and … 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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Captain Moak Urges Support For Safe Skies Act of 2013

Today, ALPA President Lee Moak sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging support for the Safe Skies Act of 2013 (H.R. 182).  Representative’s Grimm (R-NY) and Bishop (D-NY) have reintroduced the legislation for consideration by the 113th Congress.  … Continue reading

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