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ALPA Urges Congress to Maintain High Pilot Standards

August 29, 2022

ALPA Urges Congress to Maintain High Pilot Standards

At the end of July, shortly before the 12-year anniversary of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010 being signed into law, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization, called on Congress to maintain the Act’s strong pilot qualification and training requirements.

The Act reduced U.S. airline passenger fatalities by 99.8%, becoming one of the most effective aviation safety measures in U.S. history. Identifying pilot qualification and training “as the highest priority” for the upcoming reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ALPA continues to push back on the false “pilot shortage” narrative being used by special interest groups in an attempt to weaken or undermine the single most-effective aviation safety feature on their aircraft: two highly trained, fully qualified pilots. ALPA has also launched an aggressive, multi-platform education campaign highlighting the extraordinary aviation safety improvements realized since the 2010 law was enacted.
   —Please see https://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/newsroom/2022-07-29-congress-maintain-high-standards-pilot-qualifications-training for more.