The pilots of America West and US Airways began talks on a Single Agreement with US Airways management. Both pilots groups are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International. Each pre-merger pilot group is currently governed under its own collective bargaining agreement. The Single Agreement is one of three steps that must be completed before the US Airways and America West pilots can conduct common operations. Other steps include achieving an integrated seniority list and obtaining a single FAA operating certificate in order to conduct common operations.