Air Line Pilots Association International is recognised as the largest pilot union in the world representing more than 52,000 pilots from U.S. and the Canadian airlines. It was founded in 1931 and is a member of the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. It is recognised internationally as U.S. ALPA and ALPA is also a member of the IFALPA. It mainly provides three critical services to its members namely airline safety, security, and pilot assistance through representation and the advocacy. The main mission of the Air Line Pilots Association is to promote and champion all the aspects of aviation control through different segments of the aviation community in terms of collective interests of all pilots in the commercial aviation community to assist in collective bargaining activities on behalf of all pilots represented by the pilots association.
Currently Captain Tim Canoll is the tenth president of the Air Line Pilots Association which is the largest non-governmental aviation safety promotion organization in the world. ALPA and its partners are working hard to strengthen that the U.S. airline industry continues to serve as the economic engine but also maintains the enviable safety record for the commercial air transportation better tomorrow.Read More»