Airshow organizer F&E Aerospace is expecting some 7,000 attendees–a record number–at the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show next week in Dubai. The three-day show, which opens on Tuesday, is organized on behalf of the Middle East Business Aviation Association and will feature 338 exhibitors at the Dubai Airport Expo and about 70 business aircraft on static display just outside the convention center.
Nearly 600 mechanics and related workers at Atlantic Southeast Airlines last month voted to join the Teamsters union by a 2-to-1 margin. The ASA workers became the first to win union representation under new rules instituted by the National Mediation Board this year. The new rules now allow a work group to unionize if a majority of those casting ballots vote in favor of union representation.
This year’s Middle East Business Aviation show, to be held in Dubai December 7 to 9, is set to be the biggest event yet. According to Fairs & Exhibitions, the company that organizes the biennial event, the 2010 show will have about 40 percent more exhibitors than in 2008, with 350 companies booked. The number of trade visitors is expected to climb by around 27 percent to reach 7,000.
This year's Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show, to be held in Dubai from December 7 to 9, is set to be the biggest event yet. According to Fairs & Exhibitions, the company that organizes the biennial event, this year's show will have about 40 percent more exhibitors than in 2008, with 350 companies booked. The number of trade visitors is expected to climb to 7,000, an increase of about 27 percent.
Union workers at Cessna were back on the job as usual yesterday morning following a failed strike vote. Cessna on September 13 presented the union with a contract that the Machinists District 70 leadership immediately rejected. On Saturday the 18, the membership voted by simple majority to reject the contract, which was immediately followed by a vote whether to strike.
Three transportation organizations have announced the formation of a large aviation labor alliance to combine and coordinate lobbying efforts on airline safety and security. The American Aviation Labor Alliance (AALA) is a formal partnership of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association (CAPA) and International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Just shy of four years since voting in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, the pilots at fractional provider Flight Options approved their first contract early last month. In late January, the pilot group and company management reached a tentative agreement, which was subsequently approved by 88 percent of the union’s members.
The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) exhibition and conference scheduled for December 7 to 9 will be the largest such event to date, predicts F&E Aerospace, which is organizing the show at Dubai’s Airport Expo on behalf of the Middle East Business Aviation Association.
Just shy of four years since voting in a union–the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108–the pilots at fractional provider Flight Options overwhelmingly approved their first contract last week. After more than three years of sometimes bitter negotiations, IBT 1108 reached a tentative agreement with Flight Options management on January 28.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, the union for Flight Options’ 500 pilots, early last month reached a tentative agreement for a first contract with the Cleveland-based fractional provider. The agreement comes some four years after the union came on the property and, if ratified, will end years of sometimes acrimonious negotiations.