Category Archives: FFDO program

ALPA Pilots On Capitol Hill!

ALPA held its first-ever Legislative Summit this week, sending nearly 100 pilots representing 15 ALPA pilot groups to Capitol Hill.  ALPA members met with more than 110 members of Congress yesterday on critical pilot partisan issues facing our industry.  Pilots … 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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Administration’s Budget Proposal Would Harm U.S. Airlines’ Ability to Compete Globally

WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement underscoring the union’s staunch opposition to the Administration’s proposed FY14 federal budget because it would compromise aviation security and harm U.S. airlines’ ability to … Continue reading

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Administration Proposal to Cut Federal Flight Deck Officer Funding Threatens Security for Airline Passengers and Cargo

WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement expressing adamant opposition to the budget cuts to the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program contained in the Administration’s proposed FY14 federal budget. “It is … Continue reading

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Cravaack wants more money to arm pilots

Article by: COREY MITCHELL Star Tribune August 7, 2012 – 10:02 PM WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack is challenging the Transportation Security Administration and the White House over potential cuts to a program that arms airline pilots as the … Continue reading

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House wants airline pilots to pack guns

ALPA has been aggressively supporting the FFDO program in Congress.  ALPA pilot advocates, supported by thousands of letters from ALPA members around the country, have been working closely with Rep. Cravaack and other key leaders to ensure the program’s future … Continue reading

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FFDO and HIMS funding advance

Last night, Rep. Chip Cravaack offered a floor amendment to boost FFDO funding for FY13 to $35 million in the House Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The amendment was approved by voice vote. This represents a $10 million increase over current … Continue reading

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FFDO funding continues to advance

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program in its FY13 Appropriations bill, rejecting the Administration’s proposal to reduce the program’s appropriation by more than half.  Additionally, funding for the … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Clears Funding for FFDO

Today, the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that protects funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer program in FY13.  The bill rejects a proposal by the Administration to cut funding for the FFDO program by more than … Continue reading

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Pilots Packing Heat a Thing of the Past?

A big thanks to Rep. Craavack for his leadership in protecting the FFDO program. Obama administration’s plan to cut back pilot firearm training raises security concerns By Catherine Herridge Pilots packing heat may soon be a relic of the 9/11 aftermath, as … Continue reading

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