Category Archives: Aviation Security

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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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 on Congress to support adoption of secondary barriers in aircraft

In 2001, Congress mandated the installation of reinforced cockpit doors on most commercial aircraft as the first step toward preventing another 9/11-style breach of the cockpit. Airlines are required to use procedures to protect the cockpit when the reinforced door … Continue reading

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From Politico: Advocates see risk in cockpit doors

Kathryn Wolfe from Politico reports today: “Safety advocates are ramping up the pressure on airlines to finish closing one of the security holes that played a role in the Sept. 11 attacks: breachable cockpit doors. That may sound surprising, especially … Continue reading

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House Restores FFDO Funding to $25M

ALPA PRAISES U.S. HOUSE FOR RESTORING FFDO FUNDING Revenue-neutral amendment to TSA funding bill ensures that armed pilots will remain in cockpit for added level of aviation security The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), praised the U.S. House of … Continue reading

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Helping Heroes Fly Act Passes House!

The Air Line Pilots Association, International, thanks Representative Gabbard for her leadership in passage of the “Helping Heroes Fly Act,” which is a common-sense measure to ensure that our nation’s heroes can pass through airport security with the respect and … Continue reading

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Senate to Vote on CBP Abu Dhabi Preclearance Amendment

As part of legislation to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2013, the Senate will consider an amendment that will prohibit third-party reimbursement for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) services.  ALPA strongly supports this amendment, introduced by … Continue reading

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Questions expected on FAA reforms, TSA resources and sequester at Congressional hearings today

Federal Aviation (FAA)  Administrator Michael Huerta will testify today before the House Aviation Subcommittee on the implementation of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (which finally reauthorized the agency last year after 5 years of short term extensions).  … Continue reading

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U.S. Customs Preclearance Facilities Must Benefit U.S. Economy, Airlines, and Workers

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) voiced its opposition yesterday to the inclusion of any authorization for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accept third party reimbursement for foreign Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facilities within the President’s … Continue reading

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No Hassle Flying Act Passes Senate

Yesterday, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Blunt (R-MO) to eliminate redundant baggage screening for travelers arriving from airports that participate in the United States’ pre-clearance program.  Currently, baggage undergoing high-level screening procedures at … Continue reading

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