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ALPA Identifies Measures for a More Inclusive Workforce

April 28, 2021

ALPA Identifies Measures for a More Inclusive Workforce

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlining 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.

To ensure that the piloting profession is welcoming and accessible to all, particularly those who have traditionally been underrepresented in our career, ALPA is urging the government to: align federal funding support for the education required to become an airline pilot with that of other highly skilled professions; and make aviation education more accessible to minorities and underrepresented groups. ALPA also stated that the United States must do more to provide opportunity for those currently underrepresented in the piloting profession while continuing to maintain the highest safety standards in the world.
   —Please visit http://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/newsroom/2021-04-08-measures-us-government-accessible-diverse-inclusive-pilot-workforce to read more.