Since the mid-1990s, the U.S. airline industry has experienced a remarkable transformation in its safety standards and expectations — so much so that no commercial airline in this country has had a fatal crash in the last 12 years.
Federal COVID-19 relief with airline payroll support has repositioned the airline industry’s future with certainty. The Air Line Pilots Association is grateful for this historic pro-labor, job-saving program that delivered pandemic relief directly to workers and saved hundreds of thousands of aviation jobs.
ALPA President: Aviation is Essential for Recovery
If the United States is to sustain an industry that contributes so much at this critical time, U.S. government leaders must stabilize and preserve airline workers’ jobs with an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program. We need a strong aviation workforce today so that our country is ready for tomorrow.