The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the world’s largest airline pilot union. ALPA represents and advocates for nearly 63,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines. ALPA provides three critical services to its members:
airline safety, security, and pilot assistance;
Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline safety and security issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe. ALPA represents pilots’ views to decision-makers, including Congress and federal agencies, and ALPA pilot groups have negotiated hundreds of contracts with their airlines.
Through its Education Committee, ALPA promotes the piloting profession, mentors aspiring aviators, and prepares future generations of pilots to join the ranks of our members. Our pilot volunteers represent the profession to the general public and provide an integral link to collegiate aviators and grade school students interested in a career as a professional airline pilot by preparing them with the knowledge and experience necessary to make a successful transition into the industry.