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May 15, 2008 - 8:42am

Lufthansa CityLine reached a tentative contract agreement with its 663 pilots in late February, narrowly averting a strike that threatened to derail the German company’s recovery from a pair of one-day strikes last May by Lufthansa mainline pilots. In mid-February CityLine pilots voted nearly unanimously in favor of a strike if the sides did not reach an agreement by the end of that month.

May 15, 2008 - 6:05am

Allowing pilots to carry guns in the cockpit will not be one of the steps taken by the DOT to upgrade airline security, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said last month. The nation’s homeland security director, Tom Ridge, also opposes arming pilots. However, the decision may be left up to the new undersecretary for transportation security, John Magaw, who has given no indication as to when or what he would rule.

May 7, 2008 - 11:57am

After months of heated debate over future regional jet jobs at US Airways, the pilots of wholly owned subsidiaries Piedmont and Allegheny Airlines ratified new concessionary labor agreements with their bankrupt employers, bringing the Arlington, Va.-based airline a step closer to meeting the conditions of a $900 million federal loan guarantee.

May 7, 2008 - 9:21am

Ten pilots acting together have petitioned the FAA to allow airmen to fly as PICs under Part 121 after reaching age 60.

May 5, 2008 - 6:04am

The rate of pilot hiring this year by five major fractional aircraft ownership providers–CitationShares, Flexjet, Flight Options, NetJets and Corporate Aircraft Partners–is up 19 percent from last year, according to AIR Inc., an Atlanta-based aviation personnel career tracking and placement service. AIR reported that in July the fractionals hired 107 pilots, bringing this year’s seven-month hiring total to 723.

April 21, 2008 - 12:28pm

A union leader has accused American Eagle of declaring war on its pilots after the company announced it was transferring 14 regional jets to another airline.

April 14, 2008 - 9:45am

The number of pilots hired from January through May by the six major fractional operators (559 pilots) is outpacing hiring by the major airlines (302) and regional jet operators (402), according to statistics compiled by AIR Inc. of Atlanta. Only hiring by national airlines (649) surpassed fractionals (total hired in all categories was 2,509). AIR also reported that 7,257 of 94,571 active airline pilots are on furlough in the U.S.

February 27, 2008 - 5:46am

Manchester, N.H.-based Alpha Flying last month announced a new pilot schedule: seven days on, seven days off. Slated to take effect next month, the new arrangement will improve pilots’ quality of life by introducing more flexibility into their schedules, the company said. The current schedule is six days on and four days off. Alpha Flying operates 30 Pilatus PC-12s with 96 pilots.

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.

 
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