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An Air Canada 737 MAX 8 at London Heathrow (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Air Canada Extends 737 MAX Grounding into 2020

Air Canada has announced that it will be extending its 737 MAX cancellations until Jan. 8, 2020, now, despite turning a profit in the second quarter of 2019. The carrier is expecting the prolonged cancellations to impact its financials, with capacity declining by two percent during the third quarter of this year. "The 737 Max grounding will be felt more acutely during our busy summer period. Were it not for the grounding of the MAX, our expectation for Q3 would…

British Airways Pilots Begin Ballot on Possible Industrial Action Affecting…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the union which represents roughly 90 percent of British Airways pilots, has commenced balloting its members on possible industrial action over wage negotiations. The move comes after talks between the airline and the BALPA, Unite and GMB unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground…

The Midwest Remains in Devastation from Flooding; American and Delta…

The Midwest has been impacted by major flooding for nearly two weeks now. A blizzard in the West and a sudden spike in temperatures across the region caused large amounts of snowmelt and heavy rainfall to fill area rivers, impacting thousands across Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. The…

China Airlines Returns to Negotiations with Pilots

After the cancellation of dozens of flights out of Taiwan left thousands of passengers stranded during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, China Airlines on Feb. 9 returned to negotiations with the Taoyuan Union of Pilots in hopes of ending a minor, yet ongoing strike that continues to make normal operations…

Etihad Plans to Cut 50 Pilot Jobs

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced that it is planning to cut 50 pilot jobs by the end of January, according to a private internal memo released to employees on Thursday. The decision comes after the carrier incurred a significant loss this past year due to a rapid expansion strategy aimed…

Ryanair Signs First Union Deal with Pilots

Irish carrier Ryanair has signed its first-ever union deal with its pilots based in Italy. The carrier, which is known for its hard line with unions, hopes that the new collective labor agreement with Italian pilots will allow the airline to sign similar deals across the carrier's network. The signing…

Amazon Prime Air Pilots Head to Seattle for Protest Outside…

The saga for cargo pilots flying under the Amazon Prime Air brand and their fight for increased working standards, benefits and wages continues as pilots employed by both Atlas Air and Abx Air took their fight to Amazon’s doorstep to make their voice heard. In a protest outside Amazon’s headquarters…

Allegiant Air Pilots Strike is Imminent

Achieving a 93.5 percent voting result in the affirmative, Allegiant Air pilots have announced their intention to perform a labor strike if they deem it necessary. The potential strike originates from Allegiant’s long-time refusal to create a better scheduling system that has “negatively impacted” pilots’ lives and their family lives. The…

Etihad Plans to Loan Pilots to Emirates

In a surprising announcement, Etihad Airways will loan out pilots to rival U.A.E. carrier, Emirates. The move was confirmed by officials from Emirates Airline as a way to stifle the airline's ongoing pilot shortage. The unique pilot sharing program comes as both airlines continue to face their own unique struggles.…

AirAsia Enters Digital Transformation Age for Pilot Training

AirAsia and GE Aviation have signed a four-year agreement for GE to provide the electronic Flight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) and the FlightPulse pilot application for AirAsia’s fleet of about 355 A320 and A330 aircraft and 4,000 pilots. GE Aviation’s eFOQA service uses flight data generated by the aircraft and…