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

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) to honor Miami International Airport (MIA) as its “2013–2014 Airport of the Year”

Airport has ‘Set the Standard’ for Safety WASHINGTON, 2014-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) will honor Miami International Airport (MIA) as its “2013–2014 Airport of the Year” for the facility’s steadfast commitment to engaging with the airline pilots who operate there to ensure the highest safety standards for passengers,… Read the full press release

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) to recognize Delta Air Lines First Officer Ali Frohlich as Outstanding ALPA Airport Safety Liaison (ASL)

Panama City, Fla., Pilot Advances Aviation Safety WASHINGTON, 2014-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) will recognize Delta Air Lines First Officer Ali Frohlich as an Outstanding ALPA Airport Safety Liaison (ASL) for his work advancing aviation safety at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP). The prestigious award will be presented… Read the full press release

ALPA represented JetBlue Pilots announced interim agreement with JetBlue management on Grievance-Arbitration Procedures

New Deal Represents First Major Step Toward First Collective Bargaining Agreement for Pilots WASHINGTON, 2014-6-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilot leadership of JetBlue Airways, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today announced an interim agreement with JetBlue management that creates procedures to efficiently manage pilot grievances and discipline cases while the association… Read the full press release

ALPA warns proposed DOT rule regarding airfare advertisements may lead to less transparency, increased airfares, and harm U.S. aviation jobs

WASHINGTON, 2014-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) May 21 announcement about its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding airfare advertisements. The DOT released a 118-page proposed rule yesterday that claims to benefit the traveling public. In ALPA’s view, on… Read the full press release

ALPA represented American Eagle pilots rejected concessionary contract proposed by American Airlines Group

EULESS, TX, 2014-03-28 — /Travel PR News/ — American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) expressed their collective will and today rejected a concessionary contract proposed by American Airlines Group (AAG). With 92 percent of the eligible pilots casting their ballots, 70 percent voted against ratification of the contract. “The Eagle… Read the full press release

Cathy St. Denis appointed Air Line Pilots Association Director of Communications

WASHINGTON, 2014-03-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest pilots union in the world, announced that Cathy St. Denis will be joining the association as Director of Communications on April 21, 2014. St. Denis will lead ALPA’s media relations, internal communications, and pilot group support teams in their… Read the full press release

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA): U.S. Department of Transportation should deny Serbian airline JAT Airways to offer flights to U.S.

Serbian Airline Must Meet Standard U.S. Ownership and Control Requirements Washington, D.C., United States, Travel issues, 2013-10-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), argued in a recent U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) filing that JAT Airways’ application to provide air services to the United States through its partner Etihad Airways should be denied… Read the full press release

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) hosted special meeting over the implementation of new pilot fatigue rules next year

ALPA Readies Aviation Industry for New Rule to Combat Pilot Fatigue Conference Highlights Rule Implementation Date of January 4, 2014 WASHINGTON, 2013-08-09— /travelprnews.com/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hosted a special meeting this week bringing together representatives from government agencies, airlines, and aviation labor groups to ensure that all parties involved in the implementation… Read the full press release

ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak called on Congress to Support U.S. Aviation Industry and Prohibit Funding for Abu Dhabi Preclearance Facility

WASHINGTON, 2013-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today urged Congress to support the U.S. aviation industry and prohibit funding for a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at the Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In testimony to the U.S. House… Read the full press release

The world’s largest pilot union ALPA commitment to finding all factors in crash of Asiana Flight 214

WASHINGTON, 2013-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — As contributing factors continue to be discovered in the Asiana Flight 214 accident investigation, ALPA again warns about the dangers of speculation based on incomplete data. Today, the NTSB revealed that the pilot flying the aircraft was blinded by a flash of light only seconds before the crash. It also has… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines pilots approved new five-year contract with 67 percent voted in favor of the agreement

SEATTLE, 2013-07-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines pilots on Wednesday approved a new five-year contract. With nearly 94 percent of 1,343 eligible pilots casting a ballot, 67 percent voted in favor of the agreement. The contract increases pay by nearly 20 percent over the life of the agreement and contains job security and work rule improvements…. Read the full press release