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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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ALPA and Congress: To Fly to the United States, Foreign Airlines Must Obey U.S. Law and Policy

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed by voice vote an amendment to a transportation funding bill—and did so in 3 minutes from the amendment submission to the vote. Not surprisingly, the amendment didn’t do anything controversial. It … Continue reading

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U.S. Airlines in “Survival Mode” Against Unfair Foreign Competition

New ALPA White Paper Reveals How U.S. Government Must Act to Restore Fair Market WASHINGTON––U.S. airlines and their workers are in “survival mode” in their fight to compete against foreign airlines that do business with unfair economic advantages, warns the … Continue reading

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Save Our Skies: There Is Too Much on the Line Not to Take Action!

  This week, the Air Line Pilots Association, International launched the “Save Our Skies” (S.O.S.) campaign to raise awareness of the real, harmful threats that the U.S. airline industry and its workers face today. Our campaign is taking an aggressive … Continue reading

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Rural Air Service Relies on U.S. Airlines’ Ability to Compete Globally

Today, Capt. Lee Moak testified before the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee on the serious economic threat to U.S. airlines posed by state-supported foreign airlines and foreign airlines’ business plans that conflict with U.S. policy. The hearing, title “Air Service to … Continue reading

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#DemandTransparency

A two-year-old government regulation, overturning a 25-year practice, now enables the federal government to hide the outsized, ever-increasing tax amount that airline customers pay to the federal government. This is not pro-consumer. This is pro-government. Airlines are the only form … Continue reading

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One Year Later: The Need for Passenger Safety and a More Secure Cockpit

On April 29, 2013, a year ago today, ALPA joined Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and 9/11 pilot widow Ellen Saracini to announce the introduction of the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2013 (H.R. 1775). H.R. 1775 is a critical piece … Continue reading

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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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