Iberia Recruits First 20 Pilots from New Training Program

Spanish airline Iberia announced on Monday that it will recruit the first batch of pilots since the beginning of the pandemic. In July, it will add 20 first officers who will also become the first pilots coming from the Iberia Cadetes program, which the company launched in 2019. The increase…

Republic Airways Requests Exemption From 1,500-Hour Rule To Address Pilots…

The airline industry has been worrying for many years about a possible upcoming shortage of pilots to fly all the aircraft needed to cover the networks of all carriers. With all the “baby boomers” approaching their retirement age, it was feared that there would not be enough new pilots to…

American Airlines Faces Pressure from Pilots Following Scheduling Glitch

Following a glitch with American Airlines’ pilot scheduling system in which some flights were unstaffed for the upcoming holiday season, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) has filed a formal grievance. According to the APA, American’s management disclosed a failure with the system last Friday, and as a result, thousands of…

Opinion: Airlines Need to Do More to Support Aspiring Pilots

There has been a significant amount of discussion recently on the topic of pilot training, particularly in regard to the cost of training and how aspiring pilots are expected to pay for it. With pilot training potentially costing upwards of £100,000 ($130,000) in the U.K. according to the British Airline…