Social Hangar

Tag: Airline Pilot

Former Continental Pilots File Class-Action Lawsuit Over Unfair Treatment by Union

| February 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

Six former Continental Airlines pilots who now work for the merged United Airlines have filed a class-action lawsuit against their own union today based on claims their seniority was unfairly stripped when the two airlines merged in 2010. …

Continue Reading

United Airlines Pilot Dies After Flight Diverts to Boise to Treat Him [VIDEO]

| September 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

A United Airlines pilot suffered an apparent heart attack in midair on a flight to Seattle on Thursday evening, and later died after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Boise, Idaho, a hospital spokeswoman told NBC News. …

Continue Reading

United Airlines to Recall All Furloughed Pilots

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

United Airlines today announced it will recall nearly 600 pilots currently on furlough to address the airline’s future staffing needs. No United pilots will remain on furlough following the recall. …

Continue Reading

FAA Issues Policy to Improve Workplace Safety for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), today issued a final policy for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers. …

Continue Reading

UPS Airbus A300 Cargo Jet Crashes Near Birmingham Airport, Both Pilots Confirmed Dead [VIDEO]-UPDATE 4

| August 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

A UPS cargo jet crashed this morning near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing both the pilot and co-pilot. …

Continue Reading

Ryanair Blasts “Pilots Survey” Questioning the Carrier’s Safety

| August 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Ryanair today (12th August) dismissed inaccurate reports in a number of UK papers, including the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph, which made references to a “survey of Ryanair pilots” and comments attributed to an Evert Van Zwol, the self styled Chairman of the Ryanair Pilot Group’s Interim Council. …

Continue Reading

Asiana 214 Crash Focuses Scrutiny on Foreign Pilots, Training

| July 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco earlier this month in which three died and dozens were injured has focused attention on foreign airline safety and training procedures at a time when international air travel has boomed. …

Continue Reading

JetBlue Gets FAA Approval for Pilots to Use iPads In Flight

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

JetBlue Airways has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to give all pilots custom-equipped iPads that will add more real-time capabilities in the cockpit and save fuel by eliminating the heavy paper manuals that all pilots carry. …

Continue Reading

American Airlines Completes Electronic Flight Bag Implementation

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

American Becomes the First Major Commercial Carrier to Deploy Electronic Flight Bags throughout Fleet and Discontinue Paper Revisions …

Continue Reading

Alaska Airlines and ALPA Tentatively Agree on Five-Year Pilot Contract

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alaska Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association, International announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier’s 1,480 pilots. …

Continue Reading