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Can United Still Certify Pilots and Aircraft?

Over the weekend, numerous reports surfaced about United's ability (or lack thereof) to certify new pilots, aircraft, and launch routes following heightened scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Many of these rumors seemingly stemmed from a letter sent by…

Insights: Number of Female U.S. Pilots at All Time High

Pioneering Aviator Captain David Harris Dies at 89

David Harris, the first African American pilot to fly a commercial airliner for a major U.S. carrier, died Saturday at the age of 89. American Airlines, where Harris was first hired in 1964, confirmed his passing. "We are deeply saddened…

FedEx Pilots Seek Release From Federally Mediated Contract Talks

The union representing some 5,800 pilots at FedEx Express has asked the National Mediation Board to be officially released from mediation for the purpose of being able to go on strike against the company to achieve a new contract. The…

United to Slow Pilot Hiring, Blames Boeing Delivery Delays

United is the latest U.S. carrier to slow pilot hiring this year. According to a CNBC report, the Chicago-based carrier will pause new hire classes in May and June, citing delivery delays at Boeing. The airline expects to receive 21…