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ALPA and Emirates Find Common Ground in Opposition to Persian Gulf CBP Preclearance Facilities

Today Emirates President Tim Clark concurred with statements made by ALPA regarding a potential Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Dubai International Airport. According to the Wall Street Journal, Clark thinks that “the long-term solution to prolonged wait … Continue reading

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Support the Saracini Aviation Safety Act

Captain Lee Moak sent a letter today to Members of Congress urging support for HR 1775, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013. In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward … Continue reading

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ALPA Featured in The Hill: Pilots union chief navigates DC turbulence

The following article appeared in The Hill on December 10, 2013 By Keith Laing  Lee Moak is no stranger to turbulence — he’s a former Delta Airlines pilot, and he led that airline’s pilots union during its 2008 merger with Northwest … Continue reading

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Saracini Aviation Safety Act is introduced in Senate

Today, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced a Senate counterpart to the Saracini Aviation Safety Act.  The bill was introduced in the House earlier this summer.  This important legislation requires the installation of secondary barriers on commercial aircraft, and is named … Continue reading

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ALPA calls on Congress to support adoption of secondary barriers in aircraft

In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward preventing another 9/11-style breach of the cockpit. Airlines are required to use procedures to protect the cockpit when the reinforced door … Continue reading

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ALPA joins Global Business Travel Alliance and A4A in opposing new passenger security fees

This week, ALPA joined the Global Business Travel Alliance and A4A on a letter to Senate leaders opposing an increase in the Airline Passenger Security Fee paid by passengers.  The Administration has proposed increasing the fee to $5.00 per flight … Continue reading

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ALPA applauds passage of Meehan Amendment to halt taxpayer funding of preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi

WASHINGTON-The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, stands in strong support of an amendment offered by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) that would prohibit funding for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) … Continue reading

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