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November 13, 2023

ALPA Testifies on Close Calls Before Congress

“More Work Must Be Done”

The Air Line Pilots Association urged Congress to stay the course and continue to improve aviation safety on all fronts, building on the public outcry from recent issues in the public eye. The FAA has been engaged in a flurry of activity, looking to improve the safety of ATC and the terminal environment following a couple high-profile near-hits between large aircraft. In supporting the wider industry effort, ALPA president Jason Ambrosi made an appearance at a recent hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation.

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Euro Cockpit Association Renews Campaign against “Bogus Self-Employment”

Belgian Documentary Shows “Atypical Employment” in Continental Industry

The European Cockpit Association published an urgent sounding press release regarding the recent Dutch documentary “Omerta Above the Clouds”, saying it paints a “disturbing picture of the EASA.” Their chief concern remains, as it has been for years, the “atypical employment” phenomenon of many Euro pilots. The ECA says that more than 1 in 5 aviators are not directly employed by the airline they fly for, a condition which has “spread rapidly and widely within all segments of the industry from low cost to legacy carriers.” 

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