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Ryanair Shuts Down Lauda’s Vienna Base Following Union Disagreement

The parent company of Laudamotion, Ryanair Holdings, has decided to close the company's base in Vienna, resulting in job losses for more than 300 Lauda employees. The airline, which takes its name from the late Formula 1 legend and ex-airline owner Niki Lauda began operations in 2018 under the Laudamotion name. Ryanair completed the takeover of the company in January 2019, making Lauda the only airline within the Ryanair group to operate Airbus aircraft. The announcement today comes as no…

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…

American Files Lawsuit Against Maintenance Unions

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU). The airline cites that the two unions, which support the carrier's maintenance employees, have organized a work slowdown that has affected…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

Northeastern United States Enters Recovery Mode After a long battle with Winter Storm Jonas, many airports in the Northeast corner of the U.S. will be recovering from the cancellations that they have been plagued with over the past several days. Crews will be on the ramps, taxiways, and runways constantly…