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Female commercial airline pilots still rare in industry

Female commercial airline pilots still rare in industry

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A trip Jann Waldhauser took as a child put her on a career route not often traveled by women. “I flew to California when I was 8 on a TWA flight and thought, ‘Wow, what a great job; these people get paid to fly around,’ ” Waldhauser thought of the pilots. On the flight, her […]

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Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand for Commercial Pilots and Technicians

Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand for Commercial Pilots and Technicians

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world’s aviation system will require: 533,000 new commercial airline […]

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

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.

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

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. A doctor and military personnel reportedly attempted to save the pilot’s life by administering […]

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United Airlines to Recall All Furloughed Pilots

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.

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FAA Issues Policy to Improve Workplace Safety for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers

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. While the FAA’s aviation safety regulations take precedence, OSHA will be able to enforce certain occupational safety and health standards […]

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

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

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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

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. Ryanair pointed out the Ryanair Pilot […]

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Asiana 214 Crash Focuses Scrutiny on Foreign Pilots, Training

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.

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JetBlue Gets FAA Approval for Pilots to Use iPads In Flight

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. Following a successful trial phase with approximately 60 pilots over several months, JetBlue already has begun giving all 2,500 […]

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