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ALPA Delivers the Truth Behind the Alleged “Pilot Shortage”

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
ALPA’s got the pulse on the airline pilot pipeline, tracking down the numbers to rise above the noise and set the record straight on the so-called “pilot shortage.” Here’s the issue: There is…

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‘An Important Stand for Fair Competition’: DOT Dismisses NAI Exemption Request

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
Today the U.S. Department of Transportation sided with the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) and dozens of other organizations—not to mention members of Congress on both sides of the aisle—in dismissing Norwegian…

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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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