Monthly Archives: March 2012

ALPA urges U.S. action on EU-ETS at today’s Congressional roundtable

ALPA First VP Captain Sean Cassidy represented the organization today at a Congressional Roundtable on the EU-ETS.  Captain Cassidy joined the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, as well as representatives of the Department of Transportation, the … Continue reading

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Column: Why U.S. airlines oppose EU’s emissions tax scheme – By Nicholas E. Calio and Lee Moak

No one imagines that Springfield, Ill., can tax the citizens of Springfield, Mass. And neither of them can tax everyone in the United States. Yet the European Union believes that it can impose a levy — dressed up as an … Continue reading

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WSJ: China’s Big Airlines Spread Their Wings

With international airline competition this intense and continuing to grow at breakneck speeds, we need policies that will level the playing field for U.S. and Canadian airlines here at home.  High aviation taxes, participation in the EU-ETS, and subsidies to … Continue reading

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Pilots Packing Heat a Thing of the Past?

A big thanks to Rep. Craavack for his leadership in protecting the FFDO program. Obama administration’s plan to cut back pilot firearm training raises security concerns By Catherine Herridge Pilots packing heat may soon be a relic of the 9/11 aftermath, as … Continue reading

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Washington Week In Review

Today concludes another busy week for ALPA on Capitol Hill – with key votes occurring in the Senate and ALPA grassroots activists coming out in full force both in D.C. and at home. On Monday, we learned that the Senate … Continue reading

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One Level of Safety Has Not Been Achieved

Cargo carriers fly the same routes, airports, and runways as passenger planes.  Achieving full compliance from cargo carriers with new pilot fatigue rules is a top ALPA priority. Experts: Airline safety standards still inconsistent By Jon Hilkevitch, Chicago Tribune reporter March … Continue reading

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U.S. Export–Import Bank Reauthorization Presents Key Opportunity for Reform

Legislation Must Protect U.S. Airline Industry Jobs WASHINGTON – Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s procedural vote to block adding the reauthorization of the Export–Import Bank of … Continue reading

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