Category Archives: Aviation Safety

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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Sleep Apnea Bill on Transportation Committee Agenda Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider H.R. 3578.  This legislation will require the FAA to follow the appropriate rulemaking process in order to make any changes to medical certification for pilots and air traffic controllers with regard to … Continue reading

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ALPA Hails Senate Introduction of Safe Skies Act

Today Senators Boxer (D-CA), Cantwell (D-WA), and Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced a Senate version of the Safe Skies Act of 2013.  This important legislation will ensure that all airline pilots have the same level of protection from fatigue by applying the … Continue reading

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ALPA Commends FAA and DOT upon Announcement of New Pilot Training Rules

WASHINGTON—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) applauded an announcement made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to move forward with the implementation of new training rules for air carrier pilots. The new rules were announced today by U.S. … Continue reading

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ALPA Statement on New FAA Guidelines for Inflight Use of Personal Electronic Devices

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement on today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding new guidelines that expand inflight use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during commercial flights. As members of the FAA’s … Continue reading

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Congressman Frank LoBiondo Stands Out as a Defender of U.S. Airline Jobs and Champion of Air Safety

Today, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) issued the following statement giving its full support to Representative Frank LoBiondo’s (R-NJ) re-election efforts. The union cited the Congressman’s unwavering support for protecting U.S. airline jobs and his substantial work to improve … Continue reading

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Saracini Aviation Safety Act is introduced in Senate

Today, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced a Senate counterpart to the Saracini Aviation Safety Act.  The bill was introduced in the House earlier this summer.  This important legislation requires the installation of secondary barriers on commercial aircraft, and is named … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls for Thorough Investigation of Asiana Flight 214 Accident; Warns Against Making Conclusions Based on Partial Data

WASHINGTON — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, released the following statement regarding the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6, 2013. First and foremost, our thoughts are with those who were involved in … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls for One Level of Safety for Lithium Battery Shipments

Recommends Shipments Containing Lithium Batteries be Held to Tougher Requirements Washington, D.C.—Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) urged the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt more stringent regulations over the air transportation of lithium batteries … Continue reading

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