The heads of unions representing North American pilots and aviation workers gave US lawmakers a rundown of their top safety-related legislative priorities at a hearing of the US House Aviation Subcommittee on July 18. Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Joe DePete highlighted the retention of congressionally mandated first officer qualifications, and lauded Congress for retaining the 1,500-hr. flight training rule in 2018’s FAA Reauthorization Act. The union chief warned ...

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