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ALPA Outlines Measures for a Diverse Pilot Workforce

June 01, 2022

ALPA Outlines Measures for a Diverse Pilot Workforce

Testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Aviation Safety Subcommittee, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), outlined a plan to reduce the costs of becoming an airline pilot and create a more diverse and inclusive air transportation workforce while ensuring that the United States continues to stand as the unquestioned global leader in aviation safety.

During a field hearing called by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), ALPA reiterated steps needed to ensure that the nation’s pilot pipeline remains robust and is welcoming to all, particularly to those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the profession. To help aspiring aviators, ALPA is calling on the U.S. government to align federal funding for pilot academic education and training with that of other highly skilled professions.
   —Please see https://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/newsroom/2022-05-13-measures-to-foster-accessible-diverse-inclusive-pilot-workforce for the complete release.