Avantair Pilots Vote for Union Representation

 - February 19, 2013, 2:50 PM

Pilots at Clearwater, Fla.-based fractional provider Avantair voted for organization under the United Transportation Union (UTU) on Thursday. Among the pilots who participated in the election, 80 percent voted in favor of the union. The pilots are now represented under UTU’s transportation division, which represents only one other pilot group–at regional airline Great Lakes Aviation. “We have assured our pilots that negotiations will be made in good faith,” Avantair said. “We look forward to reaching a collective bargaining agreement that takes into account the interests of our pilot group and the needs of the business.”