Tag: pilots

Etihad-Backed Alitalia Forced To Cancel 60% Of Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Italy’s flagship airline Alitalia was forced to cancel 60 percent of its flights on Wednesday due to a strike over plans for the troubled airline to slash over 2,000 jobs, according to Arabian Business and AFP. The strike, called by several trade unions, had been expected and the company managed to offer alternative flights to […]

U.S. Regional Airlines See A Pilot Shortage – Pilot See A Scapegoat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical. SkyWest President and CEO Chip Childs told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee that he estimates a shortfall of 15,000 pilots by 2026, and […]

Southwest Pilots Ratify New Labor Contract After 4+ Years of Talks

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines pilots have voted by an 84%-16% margin to ratify a new labor contract, ending more than four years of sometimes contentious negotiations. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), which represents the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, said 96.3% of eligible flight deck crew participated in the vote. The new contract will run through August 2020. […]

Chinese Pilots Learn Russian to Fly Su-35 Fighters

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new shipment of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter aircraft soon to be delivered to China will be fitted with onboard readout systems that display data in Russian. The onboard systems of the military aircraft which are expected to be delivered to China by the end of the year will be essentially configured the same […]

Delta Reaches Tentative Deal with Pilots

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative deal with a union representing about 12,800 pilots. The agreement in principle on 30 September ends a months-long negotiating process with the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) that drew assistance from the National Mediation Board. ALPA’s Master Executive Council at Delta now has until 7 October to […]

US Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Shifting to Text Messaging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation’s busiest airports by the end of the year, a milestone that holds the potential to reduce delays, prevent errors and save billions of dollars in fuel cost, says the Federal Aviation Administration. Controllers and pilots will […]

EasyJet Pilots Vote For Strike Action Over Fatigue Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute In an 88% turnout, 96% of easyJet pilots have voted for industrial action over problems with rising levels of fatigue. On September 11, it was reported that the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) members would vote within the forthcoming weeks and the results would be released on September 21. While talks are still ongoing between […]

Recruitment Drive for New Pilots

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways is recruiting new pilots for its expanding fleet of Embraer jet aircraft at London City Airport. An ambitious recruitment programme is launched this month to find both direct entry captains and first officers to join BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways’ subsidiary that operates from the Docklands airport to more than 30 […]

UPS Pilots Ratify New Labour Contract

Reading Time: 1 minute UPS pilots represented by the Independent Pilots Association ratified a new labor agreement that becomes amendable Sept. 1, 2021. The agreement was voted on by 98.7% of the association membership, with 91.6% percent voting to ratify. Terms of the agreement become effective Sept. 1, 2016 and run through Sept. 1, 2021. The contract covers 2,579 […]

Southwest Airlines And Pilot Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines Co. announced that it has reached a tentative agreement (TA) on the terms of a new contract for its Pilots. “We appreciate our Pilots and recognize their role in the Company’s success,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven. “With the support and assistance of the NMB, the […]