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Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached between the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA), the union representing Southwest Airlines Pilots, and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing the pilots of AirTran Airways.
Bombardier, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, today welcomed John Travolta as a brand ambassador for its Learjet, Challenger and Global jets.
Boeing today called upon the aviation industry for a revised approach to training that includes the use of online and mobile devices to meet the demand for aviation personnel over the next 20 years. Speaking at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium in Bangkok, Roei Ganzarski, chief customer officer, Boeing Flight Services, said the industry must focus on adopting newer methods of instruction that have proven successful in other fields.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) forecasts the Asia Pacific region will require hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and technicians over the next 20 years to support airline fleet modernization and the rapid growth of air travel.
Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce an agreement in principle between the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA), the union representing Southwest Airlines Pilots and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing the pilots of AirTran Airways. This agreement in principle, subject to the respective unions' board approval and membership ratification, would integrate the two groups' seniority lists. Southwest Airlines finalized closing of the acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc. on May 2, 2011.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced that it will offer approximately 100 to 200 positions to pilots currently on furlough from its United subsidiary to fly aircraft for its Continental subsidiary. The positions will meet the needs currently anticipated for the combined company’s operation in 2012.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and ANA (All Nippon Airways) have completed pilot training in Seattle, Wash., for the first airline crews who will fly the 787 Dreamliner.
As part of an ongoing effort to use technology to enhance flight safety, improve efficiency and protect the environment, Alaska Airlines is issuing iPad tablet computers to its pilots. The 1½-pound iPads replace up to 25 pounds of paper flight manuals that pilots are required to carry when they fly.
On behalf of our customers, we are very pleased the threat of industrial action has been lifted and that we have reached a point where we can put this dispute behind us.
TOKYO April 18, 2011 - ANA, the launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, today begins training the pilots who will fly the world’s newest and most advanced passenger aircraft.
Virgin Galactic is looking for a few good pilots—very good pilots—to fly paying customers to the edge of space and back in its SpaceShipTwo rocketplane.
Shortage of professional aviation personnel in Russia has driven the creation of Aeroflot Aviation School, which has opened in Melkisarovo and will offer training in 120 aviation-related fields.
The Australian Senate is reviewing commercial pilot competency, and the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) has provided it with a powerfully argued case that piloting standards are dropping, and set to drop further.
Continental pilots and management plan to begin the arbitration process in the second week of December to resolve pilot claims that deploying United Express 70-seat jets from Continental's hubs violates scope clauses in the Continental collective bargaining agreement.
The US FAA has finalised a new rule that delineates which colours can be used for warning, caution and advisory alert indications in the cockpit for new transport category aircraft to be certified after 3 January 2011.
From 4 November, SimCom Training Centers is to offer Eclipse Aerospace Eclipse 500 light jet pilot training using a pair of full flight simulators at its Orlando, Florida base.
The US FAA has denied a request by the Air Transport Association, four other airline advocacy groups and at least two airlines to extend the comment period by as much as 180 days on a new proposed rule to alter flight duty and rest regulations to combat fatigue.
International turboprop manufacturer, ATR, today announced the opening of its first training centre in Africa in partnership with South African airline, Comair. The centre, to be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be operational in April 2011.
FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have approved two Boeing 787 Dreamliner Full Flight Simulators, manufactured by Thales, to Interim Level C.