Category: Human Factors

‘Discrimination plain and simple’: Union pushes back at start-up Breeze’s hiring policy
Airlines

A branch of one of the US’ most prominent flight attendant unions has called out aviation veteran David Neeleman’s latest start-up airline venture over its hiring policy. Neeleman’s latest airline, Breeze, has reportedly teamed up with Utah Valley University in order to recruit a team of solely junior part-time flight attendants, ahead of the carrier’s […]

‘Bad apple’: Wizz Air head of flight operations under fire after stepping down
Airlines

Budapest-based low-cost carrier Wizz Air has hit a storm of controversy over the recent replacement of its chief of flight operations, who is alleged to have encouraged his team to target people who take sick days or don’t accept shifts on their days off for redundancies. According to a report by Reuters, voice recordings from […]

Delta returns all pilots to ‘active flying status’
Airlines

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has informed staff that it will return all of its pilots back to ‘active flying status’ by October this year, as it banks on increasing demand for domestic leisure and business travel. According to an internal memo sent to staff by Delta senior vice president and chief of operations John Laughter, […]

JetBlue pilots reject tentative agreement over American partnership
Airlines

JetBlue pilots have rejected a tentative agreement that would have given the airline the ability to successfully complete its long-planned partnership with American Airlines without meeting previous contractual obligations to pilots. A statement released by the JetBlue pilot’s union, Air Line Pilots Association, stated that 53.7 per cent of pilots participating in the vote were […]

American Airlines warns 13,000 staff at risk of furlough
Headlines

American Airlines has warned 13,000 of its staff that they are at risk of furlough when the extended US financial aid package for airline workers expires on 1 April 2021. The airline has blamed a slower-than-expected rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the slew of newly-introduced international travel restrictions announced off the back […]

600,000 more pilots required over next 20 years despite COVID
Airlines

Despite ongoing challenges and record-low levels of demand for air travel, aviation industry experts expect around 600,000 more skilled pilots will be required over the next two decades. According to a report by travel industry analysis firm Skift, the global pre-pandemic pilot shortage will return shortly after travel demand plateaus at normal levels, with the […]

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