The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the world’s largest airline pilot union. ALPA represents and advocates for more than 74,000 pilots at 42 airlines in the United States and Canada. ALPA provides three critical services to its members:
Airline safety, security, pilot assistance, and jumpseat;
Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline industry issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe and secure. ALPA represents pilots’ views to U.S. and Canadian legislators and regulators, and ALPA pilot groups have negotiated hundreds of contracts with their airlines.
ALPA pilot volunteers work to inspire the next generation of airline pilots:
The Education Committee promotes the pilot profession, mentors aspiring aviators, and prepares future generations of pilots to join the ranks of our members. Committee volunteers represent the profession to the general public and provide an integral link to collegiate aviators and younger 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.
The President’s Committee for Diversity & Inclusion fosters a safe, inclusive atmosphere to ensure that pilots of all backgrounds can thrive in the profession. Committee volunteers work together with the union’s Education Committee and outside organizations to cultivate a diverse group of future pilots to strengthen the piloting profession for decades to come. Anyone who wants to become a commercial airline pilot and meets the qualifications and requirements can do so, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, race, or sexual orientation.