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Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production Amid Layoffs

The Boeing Company announced it will resume limited production of its 737 MAX aircraft in Renton, Wash. while also advising it will need to involuntarily lay off 6,770 employees to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus on the worldwide airline industry. David Calhoun, Boeing’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), stated in an internal memo to Boeing’s 150,000 employees that “The COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating impact on the airline industry means a deep cut in the number of commercial jets and services…

Boeing Cuts 12,000 U.S. Jobs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Boeing announced Wednesday that it is cutting at least 12,000 U.S. jobs, including 6,770 workers who must take involuntary layoffs. The planemaker would not rule out the potential for more layoffs in the coming months, saying it has plans for “several thousand remaining layoffs.” It did say, however, that this…

Alaska Launches New Uniform Collection

Alaska Airlines announced on January 23 that it is rolling out its new uniform collection across Alaska and Horizon Air. The new uniform is a custom-designed collection by Luly Yang and is the first uniform to be certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The Alaska collection was first introduced in…

SpiceJet Hires Jet Airways Employees Following Cancellation of All Flights

The past few months in the Indian aviation market have been dominated by the tumultuous financial struggles of Jet Airways. These struggles came to a head last week when the airline announced it was ending all flights. The end of operations of India’s largest private airline has not only left…

Sun Country Airlines Cuts 350 Positions in Minneapolis

Sun Country Airlines is cutting 350 operational agent positions at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport base, according to multiple sources. Positions being cut include above-wing and below-wing jobs ranging from ticket counter agents to wheelchair service providers. The Minneapolis-based newspaper StarTribune reported the cut is nearly 20 percent of the…

United Will Operate a 747 Farewell Tour to Its Major…

United is giving employees and retirees one last chance to say goodbye to the 747. Beginning on October 12, the Chicago-based airline will operate a series of 747 flights around their hubs to celebrate the aircraft’s legacy. The first flight on the farewell tour will depart San Francisco (SFO) on…