Category Archives: One Level of Safety

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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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 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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Take action on the Safe Skies Act – write Congress today!

Following the reintroduction of the Safe Skies Act, hundreds of ALPA pilots and citizens have written Congress to ask their representative to support one level of safety in our skies. Current fatigue rules set by the FAA create two different … Continue reading

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Captain Moak Urges Support For Safe Skies Act of 2013

Today, ALPA President Lee Moak sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging support for the Safe Skies Act of 2013 (H.R. 182).  Representative’s Grimm (R-NY) and Bishop (D-NY) have reintroduced the legislation for consideration by the 113th Congress.  … Continue reading

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FAA Fatigue Rules Must Cover All Airline Pilots

Safe Skies Act Would Advance One Level of Safety on All-Cargo and Passenger Flights WASHINGTON–Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Safe Skies Act of 2013 … 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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ALPA Remains Committed to One Level of Safety – Cargo Operations Must Be Included in Flight/Duty Time Rule

WASHINGTON – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the release of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) cost-benefit analysis. “After reviewing the FAA supplemental cost-benefit analysis of cargo operations in the new Federation Aviation Regulation … Continue reading

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Airline safety shouldn’t wait for tragedy

We shouldn’t have to wait for a tragic accident to adopt new policies that we know will improve the safety of commercial aviation for all users.  At ALPA, aviation safety has always been at the core of our mission – and ALPA’s … Continue reading

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ALPA pilots still demand one level of safety

ALPA views the establishment of improved flight and duty rules as among the most important flight safety undertakings in modern times. Recently, the U.S. government published a final rule on flight/duty time regulations for passenger carrying airlines, FAR 117, which … Continue reading

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