Category Archives: Aviation Security

ALPA’s Campaign to Stop Cockpit Laser Illumination Progresses in U.S. and Canada

As the threat of high powered lasers being pointed at airliners during critical phases of flight continue to be a threat to aviation safety, ALPA and the FBI continue to partner in a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers … 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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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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