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Articles tagged “pilots”

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No one wants to be a pilot anymore

The thrill is gone, in this hyper-sanitized, hyper-paranoid world. Something like that.

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Robert Crandall lectures American Airlines pilots on the future

Once a management guy, always a management guy. Robert Crandall's view of labor-management relations at American Airlines would make sense if elephants could fly.

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There’s something suspicious about American’s spike in flight cancellations

There’s (unproven) buzz that pilots, outraged over the airline’s cost-cutting decisions and without the legal right to strike, are engaged in an unofficial sickout that caused 57 cancellations Monday afternoon.

There’s something suspicious about American’s spike in flight cancellations

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American Airlines pilots are shocked at airlines’ comprehensive cost cuts

American wasted no time in initiating sweeping cost-cutting changes including increased hours and frozen pensions for pilots and relaxed code-sharing restrictions to outsource flights.

American Airlines pilots are shocked at airlines’ comprehensive cost cuts

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Qantas pilots get a new right-hand man: Boeing’s flight performance app on iPad

Qantas loves the iPad: It’s placing an iPad in the hand every passenger, flight attendant, and pilot, who will use the new Boeing app to double check aircraft settings and flight progression.

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Kingfisher pilots from Mumbai go on strike indefinitely

The pilots haven't been paid since March so it's impressive they've even made it this long, but they'll be sure to get their point across stopping flights from Mumbai, one of Kingfisher’s major hubs.

Kingfisher pilots from Mumbai go on strike indefinitely

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Boeing predicts Asia-Pacific markets will need 185,600 new pilots to accommodate growth

Asia-Pacific airlines currently account for two-thirds of all global airlines’ net income and will need pilots and technicians to man the thousands of new planes forecasted to enter the region over the next 20 years.

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American Airlines wants to throw out the pilot contract it can’t get approved

AMR will have to submit a more pilot-friendly contract or convince the judge of their need to reorganize without the contract so they get on with their bankruptcy exit and enter talks with US Airways.

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Chairman of Kingfisher Airlines suggests striking pilots quit rather than cancel more flights

Vijay Mallya has a record of making sweeping statements with little action, but threatens to pull out his own money, which has kept the airline alive, as dozens of flights are cancelled due to its own staff.

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American Airlines pilots overwhelmingly say “no” to proposed contract terms

A six-year agreement was too long for pilots who are voting on a new contract; however, American was successful in securing a contract with mechanics and store clerks who were more concerned with avoiding job cuts.