IBT 1108, the union representing Flight Options pilots, on October 19 said 90 percent of those voting in a strike-authorization vote approved a strike if they are released for self help. Union officials and Flight Options management were to meet late last month for the final round of National Mediation Board-led negotiations on an initial contract.
Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing some 500 pilots at fractional provider Flight Options, on September 21 mailed strike-authorization vote ballots as final sessions of mediated negotiations neared. The union and Flight Options management have been in negotiations on an initial contract since June 2006.
The family members and heirs of three service members killed in the January 2007 crash of a Sikorsky MH-60S Knighthawk have filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and several parts distributors, seeking a trial by jury and damages for the wrongful death of the three men.
Innotech-Execaire Aviation Group vice president and general manager Kenneth Dandy resigned after 44 years with the Montreal-based company. In his last position, Dandy was responsible for the company’s FBO operations, technical services and marketing and sales efforts in western Canada. But don’t call me retired, he says.
As AIN launches this column, “SOP: Strategies, Options & Perspectives,” I find myself in the new capacity of NBAA president emeritus, self-employed entrepreneur based at Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey and commenter on the passing scene.
Cabotage is: (a) a cabbage soup popular in Russia; (b) the age of a guy named Cabot; (c) the transport of a paying passenger from one point to another within the same country by a foreign carrier. If your answer was (c), congratulations. But if you were not aware that U.S.
Workers at the IAR Ghimbav helicopter manufacturing plant in Brasov, Romania, have suspended their strike after three days. On May 9, local trade union BNS announced that management and employees had reached an agreement on all six of the workers’ requests, which included salary increases and compensatory wages in the event of massive job cuts after privatization. About 700 of the 900 workers walked out during the strike, according to BNS.
Pilots for American Eagle, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, ratified a new collective bargaining agreement last month that grants them pay raises and improved retirement benefits over the next four years of a 16-year contract signed in 1997. The new deal grants a pay hike of 4 percent starting on January 1 and another 1 percent starting a year later.
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