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Continental Pilots Say No Deal On Pay, Benefits

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The pilots’ union at Continental Airlines Inc. said Wednesday they have reached tentative agreements on parts of a new contract but not on major issues including pay and benefits. The union and the company have been negotiating since July 2007 on a deal to update the current contract, which became amendable on Wednesday. Article Controls […]


Rules Stopped Pilot's Fog Landing

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A pilot with 30 years’ experience told passengers on a flight to Paris that he was returning to the UK because he was not qualified to land in foggy weather. Flybe flight BE1431 from Cardiff was approaching Charles De Gaulle airport on Tuesday when the captain made the announcement over the tannoy. A Flybe spokeswoman […]


Japan Arrests Vietnam Airlines Co-Pilot For Smuggling

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A Vietnam Airlines co-pilot was arrested Wednesday in Tokyo on suspicion of fencing stolen Japanese goods in Vietnam, an airline official said. Dang Xuan Hop, 33, was arrested by Japanese police after his flight from Hanoi landed at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport. Police accuse him of being part of a ring that smuggled items stolen […]


New Security Requirements Affect Pilots

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According to industry sources, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a security directive that extends requirements for background checks to be performed on general aviation pilots based at airports served by airlines. Pilots who are based at air carrier airports and have not already had a background check and received an ID badge will […]


SpiceJet To Recruit More Pilots Soon

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Gurgaon-based no-frill carrier SpiceJet has decided to hire nearly a dozen pilots including foreign commanders, in a fortnight. SpiceJet CEO Sanjay Aggarwal confirmed the development. He told ET: “We will hire around one dozen more pilots in December including expats,” Mr Aggarwal said. “We have seen expats are more efficient in some cases compared to […]


JetBlue Pilots Turn To Southwest For Tips On Organizing A Union

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The airline industry is notorious for bitter, protracted labor battles that have fostered distrust between employees and management, damaged morale, and even helped kill some airlines. So when pilots at JetBlue Airways decided to organize, they rejected the traditional adversarial approach of most airline unions. Instead, they turned to officials with the Southwest Airlines Pilots […]


Jet Airways, Pilots Face-Off Over Pay Cut Issue

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The executive body of Jet Airways is getting ready to spar with its pilots who are refusing to accept pay cuts and are threatening legal action against the top private carrier. The executive body of Jet Airways is getting ready to spar with its pilots who are refusing to accept pay cuts and are threatening […]


A Conversation With A Pilot

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Michael Filucci just might hold Wichita’s record for the longest commute for work. As a captain for American Airlines, Filucci flies to Miami to report to his job. From there, he flies an Airbus A300-600 to places like Panama City, San Jose, Costa Rica, Santa Domingo and the Dominican Republic. The commute from Wichita to […]


Hong Kong Pilots Sacked For Trying To Take Off On Airport Taxiway

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Two pilots with a Hong Kong airline have been sacked for trying to take off in plane carrying 122 passengers from a taxiway rather than a runway, the airline said Sunday. Hong Kong Airlines captain Indra Santrianto and his Argentinian First Officer Diego Martin Chiadria were dismissed over the incident Boeing 737 at Hong Kong […]


Airline Pilot Hiring Hits All-Time Low

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Worst Jobs Numbers Since November 2001 Reflecting the slumping economy, airline pilot hiring hit an all-time low in November, adding only 133 new pilot jobs for the month according to AIR, Inc. The airline industry hasn’t seen pilot hiring numbers this low since November 2001, two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Out of the […]



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