NCAA Brokers Truce Between Arik Air and Aviation Union as Aero Resumes Operation

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Air passengers can now heave a sigh of relief as the two biggest domestic airlines in Nigeria, Aero Contractor and Arik Air resume scheduled flight operations today. This will come as a relief to Nigerian travelers who have had their …

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NAAPE Shuts Down Arik Air

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The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), have asked their members and other aviation workers to embark on a joint strike …

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Lufthansa Labor Dispute Leaves Thousands of Travelers Stranded

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Thousands of passengers are facing flight cancellations as airline staff at Lufthansa stage a walkout over retirement rules. The airline has said about 113,000 people will experience travel delays after 929 flights at Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf airports were due to be cancelled on Monday. It is …

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China United Airlines Barred Pilots After Brawling Inside Cockpit

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Two pilots with a budget airline in China have been suspended for six months after they brawled in the cockpit of a plane at 30,000ft. The Beijing-based carrier, China United Airlines, has been penalised for multiple safety violations, including the …

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Paul Simmons Appointed As Malaysia Airlines Chief Commercial Officer

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Malaysia Airlines yesterday officially announced the appointment of Paul Simmons as Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Chief Commercial Officer.  Paul is expected to commence his new role by the 1st December 2015. Announcing the appointment, MAS’ Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said “On …

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Boeing Forecasts Rising Demand for Commercial Airline Pilots and Technicians

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Boeing on Monday 20th July released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world’s airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook …

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Iberia To Hire 120 Pilots After 11 years Hiatus

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Iberia will begin hiring to fill 120 pilot positions in the coming weeks, after 11 years without accepting applications. The new pilots will join Iberia over the next two years, starting this summer. Agreements between the company and the pilots …

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Lufthansa offers further concession to crew union

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Lufthansa is offering a further concession to the Vereinigung Cockpit flight crew union in the ongoing round of collective bargaining talks. The union has repeatedly demanded general arbitration. In order to avoid new strikes at the expense of the passengers, …

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Air France Strike: Pilots Union Ends Marathon Strike

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Pilots at troubled flag-carrier Air France have ended a 14 day strike which had grounded half of the airline’s flights, costing millions of euros. A late-night negotiating session with management saw leaders of the SNPL pilot union agree to return …

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Lufthansa pilots called a third strike in two weeks

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German flag-carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 110 flights out of Munich today after pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit called a third strike in two weeks. Thousands of passengers are affected by the action at the airport, Lufthansa’s second largest base. The strike …

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