Author Archives: The Pilot Partisan Agenda

NAI Can’t Fly Above the Law

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, in collaboration with the Transportation Trades Department and the European Cockpit Association, jointly filed comments with the U.S. Department of Transportation today, again urging the DOT to deny…

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Pilots to Congress: No More Politics with Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

The reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank has become a political football in recent months, with partisans on both sides leveraging the issue to score political points—at the expense of U.S. workers. Some Democrats are calling for a “clean” reauthorization of … Continue reading

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The House Takes Action to Restore Airfare Transparency

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took action to restore airfare transparency by passing the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156). The bill overturns the 2012 regulation, instituted by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that prohibits airfare advertisements from … Continue reading

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The Case for a Middle Ground on Ex-Im

In Washington, the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) has become a prime and significant policy discussion among members of Congress and all stakeholders involved. Each day that Congress debates whether or not we should reauthorize the bank, we … Continue reading

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The Public Eye on NAI

For months, many lawmakers, stakeholders, and leaders within the labor and aviation community have been keeping a close eye on whether the U.S. Department of Transportation will approve or reject Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) “flag of convenience” business model.  But … Continue reading

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ALPA to Congress: Export Import Bank Must Reform Widebody Aircraft Financing

On Wednesday, June 25, watch ALPA President, Captain Lee Moak, testify at the House Committee on Financial Services hearing, where he and others will discuss the authorization of the Export Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank). With the Bank’s current authorization expiring … Continue reading

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Senate Vote to Deny NAI Coming This Week

On Monday, June 9th, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted to side with ALPA and Deny NAI. Now the fight moves to the U.S. Senate and all ALPA members are encouraged to participate in our new call to action … Continue reading

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