ALPA welcomes House passing of Fair and Open Skies Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest pilots union, issued the following statement today (September 19, 2019) after the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Fair and Open Skies Act (H.R. 3632). The bill now goes to the floor of the… Read the full press release

ALPA: The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today (July 23, 2019) announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Delta Air Lines First Officer Matt Clark with Aviation Security Award

Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (July 18, 2019) recognized Delta Air Lines First Officer Matt Clark with its Aviation Security Award for his innumerable accomplishments in enhancing aviation safety and security. First Officer Clark was presented with… Read the full press release

ALPA honored Boise Airport as Airport of the Year at its 65th Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — At its 65th Air Safety Forum today (July 17, 2019), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) honored Boise Airport (BOI) in Boise, Idaho, Airport of the Year for its collaborative approach to keeping aviation safety the top priority by regularly seeking input from pilots and other industry… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized the accomplishments of distinguished pilots during its 65th Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized the accomplishments of 13 distinguished pilots during its 65th Air Safety Forum. The presentation of ALPA’s prestigious awards and citations were featured during the four-day event. In addition to honoring outstanding contributions by pilots in aviation safety and security, ALPA’s… Read the full press release

ALPA releases new white paper highlighting proven safety benefits of having two pilots on the flight deck

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), released a new white paper today (July 17, 2019) highlighting the proven safety benefits that having at least two pilots on the flight deck provide to our nation’s aviation system. The document, released in conjunction with the Association’s… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Jazz Aviation Capt. Nick Seemel with Air Safety Award

Fall River Resident Recognized for Outstanding Leadership WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (July 18, 2019) recognized Jazz Aviation Capt. Nick Seemel with its Air Safety Award for his outstanding leadership in aviation safety. Capt. Seemel was presented with the award today at ALPA’s 65th Air… Read the full press release

ALPA presented former Air Wisconsin Capt. Robert “Rob” Frank with the Aviation Jumpseat Award

Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (July 18, 2019), during its 65th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) presented former Air Wisconsin Capt. Robert “Rob” Frank with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. Capt. Frank, who now flies for… Read the full press release

ALPA joins the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) to fight human trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (June 12, 2019), the world’s largest airline pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through… Read the full press release

ALPA’s Hawaiian Airlines pilots elect new officers to their Master Executive Council

HONOLULU, Hawaii, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hawaiian Airlines pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) have elected new officers to their Master Executive Council (MEC) to serve a two-year term that began March 1, 2019. The new MEC consists of Capt. Lawrence Payne, Jr., chairman and Seniority Block 1 representative; Capt. Rod Buskas,… Read the full press release

Sky Regional pilots join the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA)

Ottawa, Ont., 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The 300 airline pilots of Sky Regional Airlines have joined the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA). An overwhelming majority of the pilots, who provide regional service for Air Canada Express, filed membership cards with the Canada Industrial Relations Board last month, seeking ALPA as their legal bargaining… Read the full press release

ALPA elects WestJet Capt. Tim Perry as ALPA Canada president

WASHINGTON D.C., 2018-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (October 17, 2018), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected ALPA Canada Board officers to advance the union’s work as the leading advocate for professional airline pilots in Canada. The elections were held during the union’s 47th regular biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C…. Read the full press release

ALPA: Known Crewmember® (KCM) program milestone: 100 million crewmembers cleared since its inception in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Airlines for America (A4A) and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), along with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), today (September 10, 2018) announced the Known Crewmember® (KCM) program has reached a significant milestone with the clearing of over 100 million crewmembers since its inception in 2011. The KCM program enables TSA… Read the full press release

Pilots of ExpressJet Airlines Inc. represented by ALPA reach a tentative agreement (TA) on a new three-year contract

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of ExpressJet Airlines Inc., represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement (TA) on a new three-year contract. The pilots’ elected leaders voted last week to send the TA to its members for a ratification vote after determining the agreement… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines Capt. Matt Gorshe receives Outstanding Airport Safety Liaison Award from ALPA

Madison Pilot Recognized for Advancing Aviation Safety Standards WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 01, 2018) recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Matt Gorshe with its Outstanding Airport Safety Liaison Award for his exemplary efforts to successfully engage and work with authorities at Dane County Regional Airport… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized JetBlue Airways Capt. Thomas Wood with a Presidential Citation at its 64th Air Safety Forum

Bedford Pilot Honored for Commitment to Advancing Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized JetBlue Airways Capt. Thomas Wood with a Presidential Citation at its 64th Air Safety Forum. “Capt. Wood’s dedication to his colleagues and to advancing security within the… Read the full press release

United Airlines Capt. Don Dobias honored with ALPA’s Presidential Citation

Greenwood Village Pilot Honored for Commitment to Pilot Training WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized United Airlines Capt. Don Dobias with a Presidential Citation at the 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C. “Capt. Dobias’s dedication to his colleagues and to advancing… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Robert “Rip” Torn with a Presidential Citation

Cedar Park Pilot Honored for Commitment to Aviation Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Robert “Rip” Torn with a Presidential Citation for his tireless commitment to advancing the Association’s safety work. The award was presented during ALPA’s 64th Air Safety Forum… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Captain Paul Wilkinson honored with ALPA Superior Airmanship Award

Utah Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) honored Sandy, Utah, resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Paul Wilkinson, in addition to his crewmates Captains Greg Rooney and Jay Arnett, with the prestigious ALPA Superior… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Dan Coogan with Presidential Citation

Canton Pilot Honored for Contributions to Aviation Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Dan Coogan with a Presidential Citation for his outstanding efforts to enhance aviation safety. The award was presented during ALPA’s 64th Air Safety Forum in… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Capt. Anthony “AJ” Berlotti earns ALPA Presidential Citation

Frisco Pilot Honored for Commitment to Aviation Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today (August 02, 2018) recognized Alaska Airlines Capt. Anthony “AJ” Berlotti with a Presidential Citation for his tireless commitment to improving access and security for pilots while traveling on a flight deck jumpseat…. Read the full press release

ALPA recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with Pilot Assistance Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — At the 64th Air Safety Forum today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with this year’s Pilot Assistance Award. ALPA presented its prestigious award to Capt. McDermott for his extraordinary service leading ALPA’s  national pilot assistance programs. “Capt. McDermott’s passion for… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky earns ALPA Presidential Citation

Ann Arbor Pilot Honored for Commitment to Pilot Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), at the 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky with a Presidential Citation for his dedication to helping his fellow airline… Read the full press release

ALPA honored Delta Air Lines Captain Greg Rooney with Superior Airmanship Award

Las Vegas Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today honored Las Vegas resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Greg Rooney, in addition to his crewmates Captains Paul Wilkinson and Jay Arnett, with the prestigious ALPA Superior Airmanship Award for… Read the full press release

United Airlines First Officer James Berzon earns inaugural ALPA Aviation Jumpseat Award

Castle Rock Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), in conjunction with its 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) presented United Airlines First Officer James Berzon with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. First Officer Berzon… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Captain Jay Arnett honored with ALPA Superior Airmanship Award

San Diego Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today honored San Diego resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Jay Arnett, in addition to his crewmates Captains Greg Rooney and Paul Wilkinson, with the prestigious ALPA Superior Airmanship Award for… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association applauds the administration to bring the UAE into compliance with the U.S. Air Transport Agreement

Test Will be Whether UAE Ends Subsidies, Increases Transparency, and Freezes Future Fifth Freedom Service to the United States WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ —  Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) commitment to operate Emirates and Etihad… Read the full press release

ALPA unveils new website clearedtodream.org; a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to become a professional airline pilot

Washington DC, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) unveiled a new website this week, clearedtodream.org, which serves as a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to become a professional airline pilot. The website, launched by ALPA’s Education Committee, continues the Association’s long-standing “Cleared to Dream” initiative of providing aspiring aviators with… Read the full press release

ALPA applauds Department of Homeland Security statement on improving aviation security

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly announced that the United States is raising the global baseline of aviation security, which includes additional scrutiny of electronic devices on flights coming into the United States: “Today’s… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Daniel “Eric” Tellmann for his Commitment to Pilot Assistance

ALPA recognized Spirit Airlines Capt. Daniel “Eric” Tellmann for his Commitment to Pilot Assistance   WASHINGTON, D.C., 2017-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (May 25, 2017), at the Air Line Pilots Association, International’s (ALPA) biennial Pilot Assistance Forum, Spirit Airlines Capt. Daniel “Eric” Tellmann was recognized with a Presidential Citation Award for his efforts… Read the full press release