Category Archives: NextGen

ICYMI- Needed: An uplifting U.S. national aviation policy

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak wrote an op-ed that ran in The Hill last week lamenting the lack of a national airline policy that will uplift and promote U.S. aviation and its employees.  He wrote: “Working inside the Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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ALPA Congratulates Representative Rick Larsen on Aviation Ranking Member Slot

Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) was named as the top Democrat on the House Transportation & Infrastructure’s aviation subcommittee today. Representative Larsen has a strong history of representing the interests of both the aviation industry and its workforce, and is a … Continue reading

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ALPA Congratulates FAA Administrator Huerta

Confirmation Sets Stage for Action to Ensure U.S. Airlines Continue to Set World Standards WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s announcement of the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Michael … Continue reading

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NextGen Institute Discusses Challenges and Potential of NextGen

The Next Gen Institute held their annual meeting recently.  The importance of instituting Next Gen was hailed by members of Congress as well as current and former FAA Administrators.  The discussion about the challenges ahead, current success stories and potential … Continue reading

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The Agony and Ecstasy of NextGen

To maintain a competitive advantage in the international marketplace, the United States’ national airspace system (NAS)—which is composed of the entire air- and ground-based infrastructure, including air traffic control surveillance and communication, navigation, airports, aircraft, vehicles on the surface, and … Continue reading

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Welcome back Congress! The pilot partisan agenda for this week:

Both the House and Senate return to Washington today after a five-week district work period.  Congress’ main order of business is expected to be the passage of a continuing resolution, or CR, that will keep the government running for the … Continue reading

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DOT Concerned About NextGen Progress

NextGen will improve the air traffic control and aviation systems and ultimately the bottom line for airlines by improving safety, increasing capacity, and reducing fuel costs.  ALPA has advocated for the advancement of NextGen, and successfully fought for the passage … Continue reading

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