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

Chairman of Spirit Airlines pilots’ unit of ALPA: It’s time for the company to share its financial success with its pilots

Historic Profits Continue as Pilot Compensation Grossly Lags Industry Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 06, 2017), the pilots of Spirit Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) responded to initial analyst reports that project Spirit (NASDAQ:SAVE) will announce 2016 earnings of approximately $450 million. Among U.S. airlines… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized 10 distinguished pilots during its 62nd Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2016-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized the outstanding achievements of 10 distinguished pilots during its 62nd 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,… Read the full press release

Hawaii-based Island Air pilots sign new three-year contract extension

HONOLULU, 2016-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Pilots at Hawaii-based Island Air have unanimously ratified a new three-year contract extension that includes pay raises, retention bonuses, and eliminates concessions the pilot group made in recent years to keep the airline flying. One hundred percent of the pilots who voted cast ballots in favor of the tentative… Read the full press release

The Air Line Pilots Association, International supports the government’s latest awareness campaign on “No Drone Zones”

Ottawa, Ont., 2016-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) supports the government’s efforts to promote  (UAS), commonly known as drones, with its latest awareness campaign on “No Drone Zones,” launched today in Ottawa. “ALPA is in favour of integrating UAS into Canada’s airspace, but only if done so as… Read the full press release

ALPA: Hawaiian Airlines pilots returned to informational picketing at Honolulu International Airport

HONOLULU, 2016-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Hawaiian Airlines pilots returned to informational picketing at Honolulu International Airport today, as the pilots’ union and Hawaiian Airlines management remained far apart on contract negotiations with another mediated negotiation session scheduled for June 7–10, 2016, in Reston, VA. The pilots continue to prepare for a possible strike, having… Read the full press release

ALPA: Pilot leaders at Envoy Air re-elected current officers to serve additional two-year terms beginning September 8, 2015

QUEENS, N.Y., 2015-8-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Pilot leaders at Envoy Air, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), re-elected their current officers to serve additional two-year terms beginning September 8, 2015. Continuing to serve on behalf of their pilots as Envoy Air Master Executive Council (MEC) officers are:  Capt. Sam Pool, chairman; Capt…. Read the full press release

ALPA in the Congress underscored its support for Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) as key element in multi-layered, risk-based approach to aviation security

Risk-Based Security Must Also Advance FFDO Program and Secondary Cockpit Barriers WASHINGTON, D.C., 2015-7-20 — /Travel PR News/ — In testimony (written/oral) today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), underscored the union’s support for the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) as a key… Read the full press release

ALPA lauded ICAO for committing to develop new packaging standards for lithium battery shipments on aircraft

  WASHINGTON, D.C., 2015-5-8 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today lauded the Dangerous Goods Panel of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for committing to develop new packaging standards for lithium battery shipments on aircraft that would protect the aircraft and all on board from the effects of a… Read the full press release

ALPA encourages the FAA to develop additional standards and guidance for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2015-4-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In comments submitted today to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) outlined several key areas of recent proposed rules for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) that should be enhanced to maintain the safety of the national airspace system (NAS). “We… Read the full press release

ALPA: FedEx pilots to deliver food baskets and gifts to Memphis daycare center devoted to children affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS

MEMPHIS, Tenn., 2014-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In the spirit of giving this holiday season, FedEx pilots will once again deliver food baskets and gifts to Hope House, a Memphis day-care center devoted to children who have been affected by or infected with HIV/AIDS. The pilots will make their visit to Hope House on Tuesday, December… Read the full press release

Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) named Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, its new director of Finance and chief financial officer (CFO)

WASHINGTON, 2014-10-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) announced that Elizabeth Robinson, PhD, will be joining the Association as director of Finance and chief financial officer (CFO) on November 3, 2014. Robinson will lead ALPA’s finance team. Robinson comes to ALPA from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where… Read the full press release

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak comments on TSA announcement to transfer Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program oversight to the assistant administrator for Training and Workforce Engagement (TWE)

WASHINGTON, 2014-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ —The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today from ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak in response to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announcement that it will transfer Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program oversight to the assistant administrator for Training and Workforce Engagement (TWE). “The Air… Read the full press release