Pilots seek judgement against Flight Options
Four pilots suing their former employer, Flight Options, for allegedly firing them for their union-organizing activities following the merger with Raytheon Travel Air last year (AIN, October 2002, page 74) filed a motion on September 22 in the Federal District Court in Cleveland for summary judgment against the fractional operator. The pilots filed a lawsuit against the company late last year but believe the evidence is “so strong against Flight Options that we think it demands [summary] judgment in favor of the plaintiffs,” their lawyer said. Flight Options has until October 15 to respond to the motion. The court will likely rule on the motion next month. If the motion is not granted, the trial is set to start in early December in Cleveland. A Flight Options spokeswoman said the company doesn’t comment on litigation.