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for the latest news and information.
jackets, and accessories—products to suit your off-duty, casual
lifestyle. Wear ALPAgear apparel and show your unity and your
continue to get calls that indicate Flight Management continues to
misuse the Fatigue Risk Management Program by threatening pilots with
unavailabilities in order to coerce pilots
into taking FDP extensions. It has been reported that Flight Managers
have stated to our pilots that they must be either “fatigued” and
participate in the FRMP or they are “unavailable.” Further, if the pilot chooses the
“fatigue” route and does not complete the fatigue report, they are
given an unavailable retroactively.
have asked the FAA and they have been clear: A pilot does not
need to be fatigued to decline concurrence of a 31-minute or greater
extension under the new FAR 117 rules and is therefore not required
to participate in the FRMP, nor should they be threatened or given
discipline. The company’s practices damage the intention of the
rule, create a hostile work environment, and undermine the safety
environment at this airline. To the Association’s knowledge, Air
Wisconsin is the only airline engaging in this behavior.
Your FAR 117 Table B limit
is your maximum Flight Duty Period. The FARs override contractual
limits when the FAR is more restrictive. This is the maximum amount
of time that the FAR allows you to be in a Flight Duty Period unless
an extension is applied. The carrier gets the first 30-minute
extension without asking the pilots, so when you sign your flight
fitness statement, you must include the idea that you may be required
to work 30 minutes longer than is listed in that Table B. It is
imperative that each pilot know what his or her FDP limit is for each
Flight Duty Period.
The FAR requires that a carrier’s request
for an extension must be caused by an “unforeseen operational
circumstance” and a pilot is entitled to ask the carrier to state
what that unforeseen operational circumstance is that is supporting
the request for the extension. Nowhere in FAR 117 or the FAA
interpretations does it say that a pilot is required to give a reason
to a Scheduler or Flight Manager, or file a report if they decide
against a Flight Duty Period Extension. The FAA has confirmed this
for us in discussions.
Pre-takeoff, a pilot has no obligation to
accept an over-30-minute FDP Extension. However, when you are asked
to concur with the carrier’s request for an over-30-minute FDP
extension, the FAA requires that you use your professional judgment
before concurring with that request. When you accept an extension
beyond 30-minutes, you are substituting the FAA’s judgment as to what
your Maximum Flight Duty Period should be for your own. If you are involved in an incident
or accident during the extension that you accepted, expect to have
your judgment thoroughly investigated and questioned.
When you are asked to concur with the
carrier’s request for an FDP extension, politely request what the
unforeseen operational circumstances are that support the carrier’s
request and evaluate these circumstances in making your professional
judgment. Carefully evaluate these unforeseen operational
circumstances, the overall safety of the operation, and the fitness
of your crew and their ability to take the extension to which you are
agreeing. Keep in mind you may feel perfectly fine and not fatigued
at the 13 ½ hour mark of a maximum 14-hour FDP day, but at the 14 ½
hour mark you may hit the fatigue wall. You do not want this to
happen to you when you are airborne. Shooting an instrument approach
to minimums on a dark, stormy night 15 minutes after you’ve hit the
fatigue point is a recipe for disaster. Once you reach that fatigue
point, your decision-making is impaired.
After you assess with your crew whether you
and they feel they are and will be fit to continue, and as PIC,you have concluded
that the operation can be safely operated, contact Crew Scheduling
and notify them that you are able to accept an extension for a
specified time for a specified total Flight Duty Period. If in your
judgment the operation cannot be safely conducted, do not agree. As PIC, you should be absolutely
sure that neither you nor your crew will become fatigued during the
FDP Extension. Keep in mind that the PIC is allowed to specify that
you and your crew would be fit to take an extension that is for a
period less than the maximum of 2 hours (45 minutes for example).
Just because you are willing to accept an extension, does not
automatically provide an opportunity for the company to tack on two
additional hours of duty. Again, the PIC may stipulate the amount of
time the crew is willing and able to accept.
The purpose of requiring the carrier to
make the request for the extension was to insert an opportunity for
the crew to assess their fitness and the overall circumstances before
agreeing to continue because scientific research has shown that by
the time a pilot realizes he or she is fatigued, they were in fact
fatigued several hours ago and should have stopped flying at that
The ARW MEC is not telling you that you
should not take FDP extensions. We want to clarify so you make informed
decisions whether to accept an FDP Extension. If a Scheduler, Flight
Manager, or Dispatcher tells you it is a requirement for you to
continue, you must remind yourself that the FAA has placed its trust
in the judgment of the PIC to make the right call in the interests of
In all cases where you are feeling
pressured into accepting an extension, file an ASAP report and an issue form, and call your Local
Representative. This will allow us to obtain the tapes, address
the circumstances of the matter and help you resolve any remaining
effects of the matter. Pilots should file ASAP reports any time the
pilot is involved in an operation in which the 117 FAR rules are not
being correctly interpreted by the Company. If you do not concur with
an extension here is a suggested response: “The FAA has determined that the maximum appropriate duty
time based on a start time of (fill in) and flying (fill in) legs is
(fill in) hours. This duty time limit, published in FAR 117, is based
on the best science available and was arrived at with input from all
parties, including the airlines. I agree with the FAA’s determination
and in order to remain in compliance with the Rule, I do not wish to
exceed the limit contained in the regulation.”
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Risk Management Team would like to thank all pilots for using the
Fatigue Risk Management Program (FRMP) responsibly as you have
been. We would like to give
you a few reminders about the program.
FRMP is completely non-punitive.
Any fatigued pilot who uses the FRMP and relieves him or
herself from duty should never fear disciplinary action, including
probationary pilots. Once you
advise Crew Services that you are fatigued, they will immediately
remove you from duty and either provide 12 hours of rest at a hotel
and/or positive space travel back to domicile.
remember to fill out a mandatory Fatigue Report within 72 hours per
the FOM. This can be found on
the left hand side of Crew Self Service under Pilot Forms. Click on "Fatigue Report"
and use the same WBAT login as you would to fill out an ASAP
also ask that you please fill out both a Fatigue Report and an ALPA
hotel complaint form if your fatigue call was due to a hotel issue.
This will ensure that the problem is addressed on multiple levels as
again for your participation in the Fatigue Risk Management Program;
the more data we receive, the better we can address our fatigue
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hotel changes have been made in our system: Islip (ISP) and Fayetteville (FAY).
hotel in ISP is called UPSKY Long Island Hotel (formerly a Sheraton).
The UPSKY has a restaurant on site that offers a 25% discount. They
also have a Cafe Pronto on property that sells Starbucks coffee along
with grab-and-go items. Applebees is across
the street. The hotel provides transportation to locations within a 3
mile radius of the hotel, which includes Leonardo's Pizza, IHOP,
Madison Steak House, Bertucci's - a brick
oven pizza restaurant --
Hurricane Grill and Wings, Chipotle and Wendy's. Other
restaurants in the area , which the hotel van should be able to
transport you to: Premier Diner (open until 1 am daily), San Marco (a
Northern Italian and French restaurant), Butterfields (Mandarin), and
Meson Ole (Tex Mex). The gym on property is
very nice with Life Fitness equipment and free weights. The hotel has
an indoor pool. Refrigerators are available upon request. Cafe Pronto
has a microwave that may be used by crew members and we hope to have
the hotel put one in the concierge lounge for crew member use. The
hotel offers six computers and one printer for guests use.
FAY, the Holiday Inn Express is a fairly new property and offers
complimentary breakfast. The fitness center is small with one bike,
elliptical rider and treadmill but Snap Fitness is within walking
distance and crew members can get a complimentary day pass. An
outdoor pool is on site. Refrigerators and microwaves are in all
rooms. The business center has two computers and two printers.
Outside of the hotel to the left is a strip mall with a coffee shop
that features live music, and 22 Clicks Bar
and Grill featured on Bar Rescue.
Restaurants within a safe walking distance are Sammino's Italian, China Buffet, Hella's Restaurant and Sports Bar, and Zaxby's
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ARW Hotel Committee is conducting a crew
hotel survey and would like your participation. To
take the survey, please click here.
Committee Survey," will only take a couple of minutes to
complete, does not require a login, and will provide valuable information
that will guide the direction of the Hotel Committee when evaluating
and selecting crew hotels.
you for participating.
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This article provides you with a bird’s eye view of our
committees, building on the articles in the PDH, The Wiss-key,
and THE X-RAY, as well as information on Facebook and other
mediums. Our ARW ALPA volunteers do an incredible amount of “heavy
lifting” for our pilot group, ALPA, the MEC, and Air Wisconsin
(that’s right, we’re trying to help Air Wisconsin become a better
company). While it’s important for you to know about the work that is
being done, it’s equally important for you to understand the role
that each committee has in helping the MEC fulfill its mission. This
is a summary of the work of your fellow line pilots who are ALPA
volunteers; as the MEC Vice Chairman one of my responsibilities is to
insure that the committees have the resources, guidance, and support
necessary to support the Air Wisconsin pilot group and then report
that work to the MEC and the pilot group.
During the month of March, Aeromedical Chairman Jack Roback and ASAP Chairman Dan Lehenbauer
recorded committee updates for the pilot group. These and other
outstanding podcasts are available at ipadio.com/channels/ARW_ALPA , and iPhone users can download the ipadio
podcast app at itunes.apple.com/us/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8 and search for “Air Wisconsin Pilots.”
Since May 1, 2013, Air Wisconsin has outsourced the
administration for family medical leave and other leaves of absence
to CIGNA Leave Solutions. If you are going out on short-term
disability, Aeromedical Chairman Jack Roback asks that you
contact him after your paperwork is fully and properly completed and
submitted to CIGNA. He will make sure that CIGNA and the
Company expedite approval for short-term disability benefits and
ensure that they are handled properly. In addition, if any pilot has
problems with CIGNA, please e-mail Jack at Jack.Roback@alpa.org. Presently, we have 6 Pilots out on Short-Term
The semiannual FAA-industry meeting,
Aviation Safety InfoShare, has become the
primary means of disemminating information about
Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS). InfoShare meetings are now regularly connected to
ASIAS as a source of information and have become an opportunity for
our Central Air Safety Committee (CASC) to engage with many
ASIAS-member airlines and non-ASIAS members, and to share safety
issues, concerns and experiences with the FAA, aircraft
manufacturers, other airlines, and among themselves. Central
Air Safety Committee (CASC) Chairman Kristen Brown, ASAP Chairman Dan
Lehenbauer, and Chief Accident Investigator
and CASC Member John Jester attended Aviation Safety InfoShare in Seattle, WA March 4-6, wherethey spoke at length with FAA fatigue
experts in an effort to address some of the problems we’ve been
having with our Flight Management about interpretations. In March,
Kristen also participated in a conference call with ALPA National
about the FAR 117 interpretations that came out on March 20th,
and the CASC is working on clarification explanations to be
distributed to our pilots.
The CASC reported another deicing
issue in DCA March 16 that was very similar to the issue in
PHL. It was ALPA's hope that our deicing vendor would have
responded in the same/similar manner to this event as we had in PHL,
with corrective actions put in place immediately; however this was
not the case. Although an Air Wisconsin representative did
monitor, in person, the next weather event in DCA, no re-training was
performed on the part of the deicing group. On a systemic
level, the CASC plans to readdress DCA
and PHL deicing with our management and our deicing operator this
summer, before the next ramp up for winter weather.
FOQA Committee Chairman Ron Stocki reports that the vendor Air
Wisconsin uses for FDR analysis (IATA) reported a possible hard
landing that had occurred in February. The involved aircraft
was pulled off line and a hard landing inspection was conducted and
Maintenance conducted an analysis of the FDR data, which determined
it was not a hard landing by manufacturer standards; subsequently,
the aircraft was returned to service. A FOQA Monitoring Team (FMT)
meeting was held March 24th via teleconference and that
included Gregg Syring, FOQA Member
Derek Hamill, and Chairman Stocki. During this call, the hard
landing event was discussed as well as ways we can better align FOQA
reports of hard landings with the parameters used by Maintenance.
Members Graham Downing and Ken Nesbitt are now in charge of the Issue Form Branch of the
Grievance Committee. If you receive a call or e-mail from Graham or
Ken regarding your issue form, please make their job easier by
calling them back or responding to their e-mail as quickly as
possible. Issues are resolved through an organized and time-critical
process during which the filer of the issue form needs to be actively
engaged. Also, when filing an issue form, provide as much detailed
information as you can about the alleged contract violation. Please
include a copy of your schedule, a description of the event with
applicable names and times, why you believe the contract has been
violated, and under what section. Grievance Committee Chairman
Maggie Eickhoff transmitted five 117 extension issues
to the company, and is actively
collecting data on 117 extensions.
Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman Brendan Cantwell spent
four days on Capitol Hill lobbying members of the House
Appropriations Committee about funding for the Customs and Border
Petrol (CBP) pre-clearance facilities in the Middle East. It appears DHS/CBP is investigating
building pre-clearance sites in Dubai and Doha and ALPA is hoping to
restrict funding before the process can start. ALPA is working together with A4A
as well as all in-house lobbying departments of the major US
airlines. There is also a newly updated call to action on the ALPA
website that deals with this new information regarding
Dubai/Doha. Please encourage
all pilots to participate. Brenden also attended March’s Aero
Club luncheon in DC with ALPA.
Guest speaker Frank LoBiondo, Chairman of the House Aviation
Subcommittee, stressed the importance of producing an FAA
reauthorization bill this year and also expressed his desire to avoid
the problems Congress had in the past with that bill. He also spoke at length about the
upcoming process of integrating UAVs into the National Airspace
System, a process that ALPA will certainly keep a close eye on.
ALPA National could not have made it any easier for you
to voice your support for our profession—it’s so easy that you would
have to try to not care about your future and choose to ignore your
responsibility to secure it. If you want to change the industry,
secure your profession and influence changing the federal rules,
regulations, and policies that affect you and our profession, then
you need to help ALPA effect change by donating to the ALPA-PAC. Now
is the time to donate to help secure your career and the airline
piloting profession - the future of this industry and our careers
will be won or lost on Capitol Hill.
ALL PILOTS - New ALPA website takeaction.alpa.org has been established – visit the website and sign the
petition to support ALPA's effort to deny the Norwegian Air
International Flag of Convenience Scheme.
Membership Committee Chairman Brian Gambino asks all pilots to check with their fellow pilots to
confirm they are receiving ALPA communications. If they are not,
please have them contact the Membership Committee at ARWMembership@alpa.org so that we may remedy the situation. The Membership
Committee is pleased to welcome FO Matt Dugan as a volunteer. Matt is already a ground instructor
in ATW in addition to his line flying duties. Matt will be instrumental to the Membership
Committee in insuring that our New Hire Pilots will be met during
their initial ground school in ATW.
During March, Matt visited with 2 new hire classes and added
them to the ARW ALPA roster.
The Membership Committee and the MEC thank Matt for his
willingness to take on this role and volunteer his time to the pilots
of ARW. Lastly, Air Wisconsin class sizes have shrunk from 16 new
hires to around 5-6; which is a potential indicator that there is a
pay and benefits shortage in the regional sector.
Chairman Tybee Halter would also like to
remind all pilots to be firm, fair, and friendly when dealing with
Crew Scheduling. Follow the guidance on the back of your ARW ALPA
badge backer and remember that you are on a recorded phone line.
Please report all issues to your Scheduling Committee, even if the
issue was satisfactorily remedied by Crew Scheduling or a flight
manager. If the issue was unresolved, file an issue form. If you do
not have a badge backer, please contact Membership Chairman Brian Gambino
at 516-263-4735 or ARWMembership@alpa.org. The Scheduling Committee would like reserve pilots to
email ARWScheduling@alpa.org when the Company extends their FDP via ACARS on the
last leg or after their FDP has ended. In addition, pilots who have a
30 minute or less extension should also email the committee. Also,
and more importantly, these same pilots should file ASAP reports so
the FAA can see these practices.
On behalf of the MEC, I would like to thank all of
our volunteers for their dedication. Much of the progress
experienced and many of the goals realized by ARW ALPA are achieved
as a result of the ongoing efforts of your volunteers. Thank you.
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ARW ‘Stache Contest Underway
By Ken Reinart,
Communications Committee Chairman
The editors of the Wiss-key are conducting a ’stache contest for all Air Wisconsin pilots.
There will be prizes awarded for the best ’staches
in a number of categories, and you have from now until May 31, 2014,
to take your best before and after ’stache
photo and send it in for judging by a secret and impartial panel.
Rules, judging details, award
categories and contest tips are included on pages 48 and 49 in the
Winter/Spring issue of the Wiss-key,
which are attached to this PDH.
Winners will be announced,
and all photos published in the next edition of the Wiss-key. ’STACHE IT UP!
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Wisconsin announced on April 9, 2014 that effective July 1, 2014,
Company health, dental, vision and voluntary life coverage will be
made available to all legally recognized married spouses of company
employees who are eligible for these benefits.
early as 2001, ARW ALPA secured nondiscrimination language in our
Collective Bargaining Agreement in Section 26 L, which states: “In accordance with the established policy
of the Company and the Association and applicable law, there will be
no discrimination under this Agreement because of race, sex,
handicap, sexual preference, religion, age, veteran status, or
national origin.” Furthermore, the ARW Retirement and Insurance
Committee has been advocating for equal rights for all legally
recognized married spouses during the past year. As recently as
January 2014, Air Wisconsin rejected the arguments of our Grievance
Committee, and was interpreting the laws that govern this issue
differently than ALPA. We are delighted that Air Wisconsin has
ultimately done the right thing (even if, as Churchill said, it was
after they had tried everything else.)
communicated by Air Wisconsin, the company will offer a special
mid-year limited open enrollment period to allow employees with same
sex spouses to enroll themselves, their same sex spouses and their
dependents in these plans effective as of July 1, 2014, subject to
the terms and conditions of these plans.
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has been one notable change to our 401(k) plan per T. Rowe Price:
José Costa Buck,
portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX), is leaving T. Rowe Price to
pursue other opportunities, and effective March 26, 2014, is no
longer be managing the fund.
a member of the Latin America Equity investment research team for
more than 10 years, will succeed José, pending formal regulatory
approval from the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority. We expect this
approval by April 30, 2014, and until it is received, Gonzalo Pángaro
will serve as interim co-portfolio manager with Verena.
Gonzalo leads our Emerging Markets Equity team and is a former
portfolio manager of the Latin America Fund.
Verena brings considerable local knowledge
and background to this role, and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese,
German, and English. Throughout her tenure as an analyst covering the
telecommunications, financials, materials, and real estate sectors,
she has been an important contributor to the fund. As of
February 28, 2014, she covered a wide range of companies,
including nine securities that represented 30% of the Latin America
Fund’s assets. Importantly, as Verena
begins her new role, she will be supported by our dedicated Latin
America Equity investment research team, which average over seven
years of investment experience. Verena will
also work closely with our Emerging Markets Equity team.
Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2003, Verena
was an investment analyst with Centro de Estudios
de Transporte e Infraestructura
in Argentina. She earned a B.A. in economics and a master’s degree in
finance from Universidad de San Andrés. Verena
also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Our primary focus throughout this transition will be to provide the
investment management excellence and service you have come to expect
from T. Rowe Price, and are confident that the new team we have
in place will be able to do so.
If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the
T. Rowe Price Consultant Relations team at DC_Consultant_Relations@troweprice.com.
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MEC officer elections will be held during the ARW
regular MEC meeting in YUL May 27–29, 2014. Officers, including the
chairman, vice chairman and secretary-treasurer, are elected to
two-year terms. Our officers’ current terms are set to expire on Aug.
24. Officers who are elected at the MEC meeting will begin their
terms on Aug. 25.
These elections are being held in accordance with the
ALPA Constitution and By-Laws and ARW MEC Policy Manual. Under the
ALPA Constitution and By-Laws, an MEC must hold an in-person meeting
to elect its officers within a 90-day period prior to the end of the
current officers’ terms. Additionally, the ARW MEC Policy Manual
states that the term of office of all ARW MEC standing committees
(all committee chairmen and members) shall be concurrent with the
term of the MEC chairman.
There are two exceptions to this rule—the Negotiating
and the Retirement and Insurance (R&I) committees. Negotiating
Committee members are elected by the MEC and remain in their
positions until and unless a member resigns from the committee or a
majority of the MEC resolves to make a change to all or part of the
committee. The R&I Committee chairman has a one-year term
beginning July 29. Other members of this committee have a three-year
term that begins July 29, with a different member up for election
each year. At this MEC meeting, one R&I Committee position will
be up for election, with a term ending July 28, 2017.
Each member of the MEC has the privilege of nominating
one candidate for each MEC officer position to be filled. It is the
responsibility of that member to ensure his nominee’s willingness to
serve. Interested MEC officer candidates should contact their LEC
representative or another member of the MEC (i.e., Matthew Chadwick,
Ben Grant, Thorne Saylor, Reed Donoghue, Carl Fleming, and Colin
Gallagher), to secure a nomination and discuss the position.
Furthermore, after securing a nomination for a MEC
officer position, candidates should continue to garner support from
the other MEC members by contacting each member individually. ALPA
flight pay loss will not be authorizes for this meeting, although
hotel and expenses shall be authorized, as necessary, for such
candidates. Candidates unable to attend the meeting will be given a
reasonable opportunity to appear before the MEC via conference call
prior to conducting the election.
The MEC appreciates and is indebted to the work,
efforts, and accomplishments of all our volunteers. We also encourage
all members in good standing to contact us if they are interested in
applying for an officer or committee position. Please e-mail your
preference and qualifications to ARWMEC@alpa.org. If you do not have a preference but are interested in
volunteering, please let us know; there are a lot of volunteer
opportunities within our union, and we will work to find a position
that suits your interests.
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On March 10th, the company made available the new
version of the System Validation (SV) Test. The new SV Test is
required to be taken by all pilots attending CQ training in April and
beyond. Additionally, the Oral test experience, taken
just prior to the LOE, will now encompass a much broader spectrum of
Systems-related knowledge. The goals and specific changes are
goal of the upcoming changes to the SV Test and Oral Test is to
achieve greater flexibility in the training footprint. The
upcoming changes are reactionary to data collected since the adoption
of AQP at Air Wisconsin and will move the program in line with
industry norms. Instructors, while operating within the
question guidelines provided by the Training Department, will have
more flexibility to assess a pilot’s knowledge in relation to
Aircraft Systems. This flexibility provides the Training
Department the ability to tailor the experience in a way that
addresses current issues they feel may need additional emphasis or
The SV Test will be shortened to
Each pilot will have 60 minutes
to complete the test.
No other changes apply to the
testing experience or requirements to complete the Exam via IBT prior
to attending CQ Ground School.
Evaluation – Prior to LOE
The SV Test will NOT be
used in place of the Systems Oral, as was understood in past
Time allotted for an Oral
Evaluation will be 1.5 hours, prior to the LOE.
The remaining 0.5 hours, prior to
the LOE, will be used for paperwork, Weight & Balance
calculations, and a short discussion of expectations in the
Simulator Instructors will be
given access to the SV Test results of each pilot assigned to him or
her. However, the Systems-related questions asked by
Instructors will not necessarily be determined by weaknesses found in
the SV Test Results.
The company will provide each
Instructor with an Aircraft Systems question bank to use as a
guideline for their Systems questions.
Pilots should expect to discuss
Aircraft Systems, Limitations, IAC, the Preflight Walk-Around, and
policies or procedures necessary to understand for safe completion of
the flight, specifically in relation to the LOE scenario.
questions or concerns can be directed to ARWTraining@alpa.org
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FAA Implemented Climb Via
Thomas, Training and Testing Chairman
Effective April 3, 2014, the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) ATC implemented “Climb Via” phraseology and
procedures for departure operations consistent with existing FAA
“Descend Via” phraseology and procedures. Both “Climb Via” and
“Descend Via” were added to the Pilot/Controller Glossary (PCG).
Additionally, speed phraseology associated with “Climb Via” and
“Descend Via” will be included in the PCG. Other than implementing
use of “Climb Via,” there is no change in altitude clearance
FAA InFO and FAQs are attached to this PDH.
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Sign the Petition to Stop Norwegian Air International
Cantwell, Legislative Affairs Committee
ALPA has been working hard to block Norwegian Air International’s
request for a foreign air carrier permit which would allow it to
compete against carriers in the US all the while bypassing the US-EU
Open Skies Agreement. NAI is a Norwegian owned company that has
registered its Boeing 787s in Ireland in order to avoid Norway’s
employment laws. NAI intends on hiring crews from Singapore and
Thailand on a contract basis in order to save money and lower costs
while operating flights from Europe to the United States.
Skies agreements were established to help expand opportunities for
consumers and business while still upholding our high labor
standards. If NAI is allowed to proceed with its business plan,
it will provide perhaps the most serious threat to the thousands of
jobs in the US airline industry. If this business model becomes
the norm, US carriers will be unable to compete internationally which
could eliminate thousands of airline jobs in the US and certainly
threaten the feed that Air Wisconsin currently flies. ALPA has
worked together with the entire airline industry to try to have
Norwegian Air’s application blocked. Bi-Partisan letters from
members of the House and Senate have been sent to the Secretary of
Transportation, and now is the time for our government leaders to
hear directly from the employees of the airline industry.
petition has been set up to tell the President to Deny NAI! Please
visit takeaction.alpa.org and join
the over 25,000 people to sign the petition today
and encourage family and friends to do the same!
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Seifert, Otto 3/01/2014
Simonsen, David 3/08/2014
Fisher, Shane 3/11/2014
Gonzalez, Braulio 3/25/2014
Venable, Gregory 3/27/2014
Lapensky, Adam 3/19/2014
O'Rilley, Jonathan 3/16/2014
Passafiume, Matthew 3/26/2014
Gray, Leon 3/24/2014
Meier, Matthew 3/18/2014
Casimir, Charles 3/24/2014
Howard, Robert 3/15/2014
Rodriguez, Gabriel 3/18/2014
Kelly, Scott 3/14/2014
Smith, Kenneth 3/25/2014
Burnham, Trey 3/13/2014
Shrestha, Krishna 3/06/2014
Anderson, Joel 3/04/2014
Lazar, Ciprian 3/07/2014
Gederon, Ronald 3/13/2014
Rojas, Alissa 3/20/2014
Chen, Andre 3/20/2014
Fedorchik III, Joseph 3/03/2014
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ALPA Executive Board
Meeting in IAD
MEC Meeting in YUL
2014 ALPA Legislative
ALPA Air Safety Week in
ALPA Board of Directors
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