Pilots

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United Offers Pilots Unpaid Leave Due To Boeing Delivery Delays

United Airlines is offering its pilots an unpaid leave program in May, citing delayed deliveries of Boeing aircraft. The news comes a month after it was reported that the airline would pause new hiring for May and June. United’s Unpaid…

FedEx Pilots Pick Third Union Chairman Since Last Summer

The board of the FedEx pilots’ union has elected its third chairman in eight months as the group tries to overcome internal divisions that have hampered efforts to achieve an updated labor contract. The FedEx Master Executive Council voted for…

Pioneering Aviator Captain David Harris Dies at 89

David Harris, the first African American pilot to fly a commercial airliner for a major U.S. carrier, died Saturday at the age of 89. American Airlines, where Harris was first hired in 1964, confirmed his passing. "We are deeply saddened…

United to Slow Pilot Hiring, Blames Boeing Delivery Delays

United is the latest U.S. carrier to slow pilot hiring this year. According to a CNBC report, the Chicago-based carrier will pause new hire classes in May and June, citing delivery delays at Boeing. The airline expects to receive 21…

Delta Pilot Charters Entire A330 for Retirement Send-Off

Airline pilot retirement send-offs are often met with plenty of fanfare, including water canon salutes along with free tickets for family on the final flight. But one captain took his retirement party to a whole new level. On Tuesday, Delta…