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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…

Bill Raising Pilot Retirement Age to 67 Reintroduced in U.S.

A bill seeking to address flight cancellations, delays and service disruptions attributed to pilot shortages was reintroduced onto the United States Senate and House floors this week. The Let Experienced Pilots Fly Act ‘raises the mandatory retirement age for commercial…

Delta Air Lines’ Pilots Ready to Strike For Better Pay

As airlines in North America are shrugging off the horrible months of the pandemic and balance sheets start looking rosier again, all the issues that had been put aside to survive the most devastating crisis commercial aviation has ever encountered…

Alaska Airlines Points to Staffing Shortages As Carrier Pares Back…

Alaska Airlines’ summer scheduling woes continued as the airline was forced to cancel additional flights due to poor planning and staffing shortages. “Of the 1,200 flights that we operate every day, we’ve been canceling about 50 of them, roughly 4%,"…

Breeze Raises $83 Million Ahead of 2021 Launch

While the coronavirus continues to take a toll on airlines worldwide, David Neeleman’s Breeze Airways has had a stroke of good luck. In August, the company secured $83 million in Series A financing from Peterson Partners and Sandlot Partners. This…