IPA Press Releases

Airline Pilots Call for Enhanced Fatigue Rules for All-Cargo Operations

H.R. 5170 Addresses Pilot Fatigue and Passenger Safety for Cargo Airline Operations
Release Date: 11/20/2019 11:58:27 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, joined U.S. House of Representatives leaders today to introduce legislation that would apply one level of safety for all-cargo operations in the same manner as passenger operations. The Safe Skies Act, introduced by Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA), John Katko (R-NY), Matt Cartright (D-PA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), would ensure that cargo pilots have the same flight, duty, and rest requirements as their passenger-carrying counterparts in order to prevent dangers posed by fatigued pilots. click for more...

Airline Pilots Urge Capitol Hill to Enhance Fatigue Rules for All-Cargo Operations

The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight
Release Date: 7/25/2019 11:33:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and issued collective support for legislation that would close this dangerous loophole and ensure that all pilots are flying under the same standards. The Safe Skies Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), would apply the same flight, duty, and rest rules to cargo flights as commercial airlines to prevent dangers posed by fatigued pilots. click for more...

Independent Pilots Association Advisory: Southwest 1380 is NOT the first U.S. airline fatality since 2009; UPS 1354 in 2013


Release Date: 4/18/2018 1:54:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The death resulting from an engine failure on Southwest Flt. 1380 yesterday is, sadly, not the first casualty at a U.S. airline since Colgan Air Flt. 3407 in 2009. Tragically, on August 14, 2013, United Parcel Service Flt. 1354 crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttleworth International Airport, resulting in the deaths of two crewmembers, Captain Cerea Beal and First Officer Shanda Fanning. click for more...

UPS CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED BY E-COMMERCE; PILOTS TO SURVEY SHIPPERS TO DETERMINE IMPACT


Release Date: 4/11/2018 9:25:41 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 11, 2018) - UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), are concerned that UPS's management has been caught flat-footed by surging e-commerce volume and is now failing to take steps necessary to meet customer demand. click for more...

UPS PILOTS RATIFY NEW CONTRACT


Release Date: 8/31/2016 11:30:50 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY August 31, 2016 – UPS pilots, represented by the Independent Pilots Association, today ratified a new five-year labor agreement.
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UPS, PILOTS REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON NEW LABOR CONTRACT

Following Ratification Process, Would Go into Effect Sep 1, 2016
Release Date: 6/30/2016 12:35:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, KY June 30, 2016 – The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines
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