Pilots

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Etihad Pilots Now Certified to Fly Both A350 and A380…

United Arab Emirates-based Etihad Airways announced on Wednesday that its pilots have received regulatory approval and completed training to operate both the Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft interchangeably. This achievement positions Etihad as one of the first airlines globally with…

ALPA Accused of Breaching Duty by Opposing Higher Pilot Retirement…

A coalition representing senior pilots has sued the world’s largest pilot union, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), accusing it of failing to fairly represent their interests under the Railway Labor Act (RLA). The Jan. 27 complaint, filed in the…

U.S. Senate Committee Moves to Reject Pilot Retirement Age Hike

The Senate Commerce Committee voted 14-13 on Thursday to reject a proposal raising the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 65 to 67. This move follows heated arguments over the issue with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) voicing…

Pilots Flying Amazon Cargo Say Employer Stalling Contract Talks

The chair of the pilots’ union at Air Transport International, the largest air carrier in Amazon’s delivery network, accused ATI management in an interview of dragging its feet on a new contract for hundreds of pilots until the existing transportation…

Frontier Slows Pilot Hiring Pipeline

Ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier is slowing down hiring from its pilot pipeline programs, according to a report by Aero Crew News. The report states that the pipeline programs exceeded demand expectations and are subsequently at capacity. Citing a January 19…