Labor

February 28, 2008 - 5:28am

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) gave “Sentinel of Safety” awards to Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) to honor them for advancing aviation safety.

According to the controllers’ union, LoBiondo has been an outspoken leader on countless issues affecting the lives of working union members.

February 27, 2008 - 5:32am

Charter broker Alerion announced February 5 that it is partnering with Aviation Facilities Security Group (AFSG) to provide private aviation travelers with custom security services, including personal security and detailed security preparation for travel in high-risk areas. AFSG also provides physical security surveys, security program development, flight crew training, program training and aviation safety materials.

February 26, 2008 - 6:17am

This month marks the two-year anniversary of a pilot union on the property at Cleveland-based fractional provider Flight Options, but there won’t be any celebration since the group has yet to agree on a contract with company management. “We’re investing our resources into getting a contract, and until we achieve this goal we have no reason to celebrate,” noted a spokesman for IBT Local 1108.

February 25, 2008 - 4:44pm

Debi Irby always had a tough time finding new employees when she was chief pilot for various helicopter operators. The inquiries that did come to her attention were either random résumés from unqualified people or former military pilots asking how they could get into the civil market. It didn’t help that even within the aviation industry, helicopter people were thought of as a wild bunch, she said, “but we are professionals.”

February 24, 2008 - 4:08pm

The sixth annual HAI job fair yesterday at Heli-Expo drew more than 800 applicants who want to learn about opportunities to apply for positions with 34 aerospace employers, who are seeking to fill openings ranging from flight test engineer to upholstery shop manager, along with roles for a critical-care EMS nurse, sheet metal fabricator and glacier tour pilot.

February 21, 2008 - 9:03am

To streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide “one-stop shopping” for prospective employees. According to the agency, consolidating security clearances, medical screenings and fingerprinting allows it to slash weeks off the application process.

February 21, 2008 - 9:03am

To streamline the application process for air traffic controllers, the FAA has created consolidated screening and testing centers to provide “one-stop shopping” for prospective employees. According to the agency, consolidating security clearances, medical screenings and fingerprinting allows it to slash weeks off the application process.

February 8, 2008 - 6:26am

The SNPL, the French chapter of the ALPA pilot union, has called for a new strike among EMS helicopter pilots, claiming it is not satisfied with either the proposed work duration rules or salary negotiations. After a 10-day strike that lasted from December 24 to January 2, the union called another work stoppage from January 13 to February 1. These actions follow previous strikes last summer.

February 8, 2008 - 6:26am

The SNPL, the French chapter of the ALPA pilot union, has called for a new strike among EMS helicopter pilots, claiming it is not satisfied with either the proposed work duration rules or salary negotiations. After a 10-day strike that lasted from December 24 to January 2, the union called another work stoppage from January 13 to February 1. These actions follow previous strikes last summer.

February 5, 2008 - 4:23am

The pilots of Dallas-based CareFlite have approved a new contract including a pay hike, ending more than a year of work (and grueling negotiations) without a contract. The new three-year contract includes expanded pay and benefits for the pilots, including guaranteed overtime, annual pay increases of up to 6.2 percent and an average starting salary between $47,561 and $66,000.

 
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