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Air Line Pilots Association, International

The Air Line Pilots Association, International, is the collective bargaining representative for over 66,000 pilots of 42 U.S. and Canadian airlines. ALPA was formed in 1931 and is a member of the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Its headquarters is located at 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C.

Articles About Air Line Pilots Association, International

Pilots in Asiana crash relied on automatic equipment for airspeed

By Reuters UK

The pilots aboard the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco relied on automatic equipment - an auto-throttle system - to maintain airspeed and did not realize the plane was flying too slowly until it was just 200 feet (60 meters) above the ground, the head of the U.S. (Jul 10, 2013)

Asiana flight crew saw trouble at 500 feet, U.S. safety board says

By Reuters UK

The pilot in charge of landing the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco tried to correct its course when he saw it was off centre and too low as it approached the airport runway at an altitude of 500 feet (150 meters), the head of... (Jul 10, 2013)

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Insight: Boeing 787 battery woes put FAA approval under scrutiny

By Reuters

In 2007, U.S. regulators cleared Boeing's use of a highly flammable battery in the 787 Dreamliner, deciding it was safe to let the lithium-ion battery burn out if it caught fire mid-air as long as the flames were contained, and smoke and fumes v... (Jan 23, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN AIRLINES, BOEING 787, JAPAN, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, ARIZONA, ARCHITECTURE

Economic outlook, merger talk boost U.S. airlines' stock

By Reuters

Shares of U.S. airlines rose on Monday amid growing sentiment the economy may be on the mend and that the airline industry is poised for mergers. (Mar 02, 2010)