What is the ALPA Japan?
We, ALPA Japan（AirLine Pilots’ Association of Japan）has been established on May 1st, 1978, by the union members of Japan Airlines (JAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA), and Toa Domestic Airlines (TDA).
Currently, ALPA Japan has been comprised by the captains, first officers, and flight engineers from 12 unions/associations, such as major airlines (ANA, JAL) and their subsidiaries (ANA Wings, JTA = Japan Transocean Airlines, JAC = Japan Air Commuter, JEX = JAL Express, J-air, HAC = Hokkaido Air System, RAC = Ryukyu Air Commuter, ORC = Oriental Air Bridge) and Star Flyer (Independent from major carriers).
Also, ALPA Japan is a member of the IFALPA (International Federation of AirLine Pilots’ Association, headquarter located in Montreal, Canada）, joining more than 100 countries/areas and over 100,000 pilots from all over the world.
The aims for ALPA Japan activities are following;
- Improvement of safety in airline operations, fair and stable development of the commercial airline industry.
- Stability and improvement of their employments, working conditions, and working rights for workers, mainly air crews, in aviation industry.
In order to accomplish these aims, ALPA Japan has almost same committees as IFALPA’s ones, and acts same orbits.
Through these activities, ALPA Japan plays important roles in area of commercial aviation, such as suggestions for air safety, flight techniques and policies for domestic/international administrations and organizations.