ALPA is applauding the recent sentencing of a man convicted of
interfering with the safe operation of an aircraft by shining a
green laser at an airliner and a helicopter in flight near
Sacramento International Airport in March 2009.
From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang CJ-6A
From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly realized that improvements to the performance and design would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
Capt. John Prater, President of the Air Line Pilots Association,
Int’l (ALPA), was re-elected as a vice president on the
AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s convention held
last week in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest
in Louisiana, may be leased to a private management firm. The FAA
this week accepted a preliminary application to allow the
city-owned airport to go forward with a plan to lease the facility
to a private operator.