Articles tagged “pilots”

United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet

United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

To repeat what we've said before, it seems like operators were caught off guard about some advanced functionality on the Boeing 737 Max. This is both odd and unusual.

3 days ago

U.S. Pilots Unions Demand an End to Sudden Flight Schedule Changes

U.S. Pilots Unions Demand an End to Sudden Flight Schedule Changes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In 2019, expect pilot and flight attendant unions to press for new rules that will limit the ability of carriers to make sudden schedule changes. Expect last-minute contract negotiations, too. American Airlines, Delta, and other carriers say that adjustments are sometimes needed to smooth operations.

3 days ago

Kenya Airways Will Need More Pilots to Meet Its Expansion Goals

Kenya Airways Will Need More Pilots to Meet Its Expansion Goals

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

We like Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz. Unlike a lot of executives brought into save failing airlines, Mikosz is willing to make tough decisions. He did it at LOT, the Polish airline. But this seems like an even bigger challenge.

3 months ago

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is taking a hard line with unions, even as walkouts hurt the carrier’s bottom line. But we expect it's likely that this deal with Italian pilots will foreshadow other labor agreements in other markets.

3 months ago

Asia Still Needs More Pilots to Cope With Rising Demand

Asia Still Needs More Pilots to Cope With Rising Demand

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The Asia-Pacific region will see sustained passenger growth over the next 20 years. It will be interesting to see how this impacts the traditionally strong North American and European markets.

3 months ago

Poor Cockpit Air Quality Puts Pilots and Passengers at Risk

Poor Cockpit Air Quality Puts Pilots and Passengers at Risk

Alan Levin, Bloombert

We don't feel these findings are particularly surprising. But what is being done to new planes to ensure air quality is safer for everyone on board?

3 months ago

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

The 6 Most Popular Skift Stories Ever

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Our readers — perhaps aimlessly clicking on compelling-looking stories from remote hamlets around the globe — have voted these stories up as the Skift most-popular stories of all time. Think of it as the wisdom of the crowds.

4 months ago

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

JetBlue Pilots Approve Their First Union Contract

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue, almost two decades old, has reached a formative stage in a young airline's development. Labor is a formidable presence at most large airlines, and pilots often seek collective bargaining first, because they have some of the strongest unions. JetBlue's flight attendants are up next.

4 months ago

Ryanair Unable to Avert a Pilots Strike on Flights Between Ireland and Britain

Ryanair Unable to Avert a Pilots Strike on Flights Between Ireland and Britain

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lively CEO Michael O'Leary once swore that "hell would freeze over" before he accepted unionization. It must be feeling mighty cold right now at the Dublin offices.

4 months ago

Air France Pilots Dislike the Idea of a Dutch CEO

Air France Pilots Dislike the Idea of a Dutch CEO

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

KLM chief Pieter Elbers is a serious contender for the job of Air France-KLM Group CEO. But if he wants to become the top boss, he needs to assure French cockpit crews that flights will not shift to Amsterdam.

4 months ago

South African Airways Tries to Transfer Staff and Cut Low-Performing Routes

South African Airways Tries to Transfer Staff and Cut Low-Performing Routes

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

The downward spiral of restructuring continues for South African Airways, which is still trying to achieve a massive turnaround in just three years, but Emirates and Turkish Airlines are ready to pick up the pieces.

6 months ago

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

JetBlue and Pilots Union Reach First Agreement

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The lack of an agreement with its pilots had been an albatross for JetBlue for the last few years. What will the impact be? The two sides haven't released any details of the agreement yet.

6 months ago