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Sun, May 19, 2024

ALPA Jumps On FAA Reauthorization Celebration Bandwagon

Applauds The Long-Delayed Signing of FAA Reauthorization/Political Football into Law

Capt. Jason Ambrosi, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has joined the bandwagon of alphabet groups sighing with relief as FAA Reauthorization became reality. ALPA issued the following statement after the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 into law: “Today’s signing of the bipartisan, bicameral FAA Reauthorization into law is a major step forward for the safety of our nation’s aviation system. This bill addresses runway and airport near misses, maintains rigorous pilot training standards and ensures that the United States remains the global leader in aviation safety..."

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Sat, May 18, 2024

ALPA Warns of Single-Pilot Push Around the World

Cost-Cutting Managers and Tech-Focused Manufacturers May Herald End of Two-Person Cockpit

With the FAA's legislative life secure, industry lobbyists have moved on to the next battle, ensuring that flight decks across the country and around the world don't have empty seats in the interest of 'efficiency'. The Air Line Pilot Association International joined hands with the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department to call on US Regulators to "aggressively advocate for at least two pilots on every flight deck here at home and in international forums."

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Sat, May 18, 2024

Breeze Airways Continues Collection of A220s

‘Nice Low Cost Carrier’ Well on its Way to All-A220 Fleety by 2025

Azorra has handed off its first leased Airbus A220-300, delivering it to Breeze Airways direct from Mirabel, Canada. The delivery marks the first of 22 such aircraft on order to the aircraft lessor, highlighting their faith in the narrowbody A220 as a hot ticket for regional airlines. The delivery continues building momentum for the ULCC as they keep moving on to become the third largest operator of the A220 family in the world.

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Sat, May 18, 2024

Alliance for Aviation Supports Congressional Pick, Too

Unusually Talky Industry Really IS Grateful for Some Legislation for a Change

The Alliance for Aviation Across America joined in the chorus approving of the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration's new reauthorization through the House of Representatives. Devin Osting, the interim executive director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America, said the industry really could not do without the bill. "This FAA reauthorization is critically important for general aviation and our national air transportation infrastructure. It includes vital investments in our local airports, increasing the authorization of the Airport Improvement Program from $3.4 billion to $4 billion annually, and promotes significant advancements in areas such as workforce development and advanced air mobility, which are essential for the future growth of industry."

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