Articles tagged “pilots”

Ryanair Looks to South Africa For Pilot Hiring

Ryanair Looks to South Africa For Pilot Hiring

Thembisile Dzonzi, Bloomberg

Ryanair has always claimed it doesn't have problems recruiting pilots and to keep growing it's going to have to cast the net further afield. With South Africa's flag carrier struggling, that country is a good choice.

2 weeks ago

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Airlines really need to step up their training programs if they are to avert the looming crisis.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Ryanair Pilots in Dublin Threaten a Holiday Strike

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The Irish airline has the highest operating margins in Europe and can afford to make concessions. Its divide-and-conquer approach to negotiating different contracts at various airport bases risks the ire of employees tempted to unionize.

2 months ago

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

2 months ago

American Airlines Solves Its Holiday Pilot Problem and Will Not Cancel Any Flights

American Airlines Solves Its Holiday Pilot Problem and Will Not Cancel Any Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

This was a lot of public drama for no reason. Maybe it would have been better for the company and the union to solve their differences in private. The flights would have continued as scheduled, and no one would have known there was an issue.

3 months ago

American Airlines Potential Holiday Pilot Shortage, Explained

American Airlines Potential Holiday Pilot Shortage, Explained

Brian Sumers, Skift

Let's hope American Airlines can find enough pilots willing to fly extra in December. Otherwise, it will be a mess for customers.

3 months ago

American Airlines Pilot Scheduling Glitch May Affect Holiday Travel

American Airlines Pilot Scheduling Glitch May Affect Holiday Travel

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American's pilot union says this a "crisis." The airline says it has it under control. Which do you believe?

3 months ago

Pilot Shortage? Airbus Explores Development of Single-Pilot Autonomous Plane

Pilot Shortage? Airbus Explores Development of Single-Pilot Autonomous Plane

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

After the 2015 Germanwings crash, we'll stick with two human pilots in the cockpit if given a choice. Thank you. But, like many things in aviation, there could come a time that technology advances and financial imperatives would mean that the two-pilot cockpit could fade as a consumer option.

3 months ago

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Ryanair Business Model Under Pressure as Pilots Demand Collective Bargaining

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair became Europe's most valuable airline with a nasty divide-and-conquer approach to its employees. But pilots risk overplaying their hand by rejecting a 22 percent pay increase from a CEO who has said he would rather cut off his own hands than sign a deal with a union.

3 months ago

U.S. Airline Pilot Drug Screening Will Include Opioids Under New Law

U.S. Airline Pilot Drug Screening Will Include Opioids Under New Law

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The U.S. isn't the only country dealing with a widespread opioid crisis and other countries, too, should adopt similar measures to help root out dangers to travelers.

3 months ago

Analysts Take Alaska Airlines to Task for Mishandling a Broad Array of Issues

Analysts Take Alaska Airlines to Task for Mishandling a Broad Array of Issues

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many have dreamt of finding easy fortune in California. But Alaska Airlines is discovering -- via its merger with Virgin America -- that the airport tarmacs aren't paved with gold.

4 months ago

Ryanair Dispute Over Pay Demands Escalates as Employee Council Seeks Involvement

Ryanair Dispute Over Pay Demands Escalates as Employee Council Seeks Involvement

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Europe’s biggest discount airline requires its pilots to pay for their own hotels when they cannot return to their home base due to flight schedules. Thorny issues like that make a quick end to negotiations unlikely.

4 months ago