Author Archives: The Pilot Partisan Agenda

ALPA pilots work to prevent preclearance expansion

As the House and Senate begin work on their respective FY15 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill, ALPA is calling on legislators to restrict DHS’ plans to expand Customs and Border Protection preclearance sites to locations overseas that provide … Continue reading

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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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Senate Leaders Take The #DenyNAI Message to DOT Secretary

On March 12, a bipartisan group of Senate leaders sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging the secretary to carefully consider the ramifications and legality of granting Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) request for a … Continue reading

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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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ALPA Welcomes House Introduction of New Airfare Transparency Bill

ALPA applauded bipartisan legislation introduced in the House today that seeks to restore the transparency of airline ticket advertisement. The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R 4156) will improve transparency in airfare advertising by allowing advertisements for passenger air travel … 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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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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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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ALPA demands answers on plans for Dubai preclearance site

Today Capt. Moak sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner questioning the agency’s plans for future preclearance sites in the Middle East. ALPA has long been opposed to the plan to operate a CBP preclearance site at Abu … Continue reading

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No Thanks to Walmarting the Airline Industry

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
By Lee Moak and Ed Wytkind We just concluded a remarkable meeting in Oslo, Norway, with our labor counterparts in Europe to accelerate a campaign against flag of convenience airlines that seek to…

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