American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

NEW YORK – American Airlines has reached an agreement with its pilots union over premium pay for some December flights, both groups said on Friday, after a scheduling snafu gave too many pilots holiday time off and sent the airline scrambling to correct its mistake. “We are pleased to report that together, American and the Allied Pilots Association have put that worry to rest to make sure our flights will operate as scheduled,” American Airlines…

"American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error"

American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

NEW YORK – American Airlines has reached an agreement with its pilots union over premium pay for some December flights, both groups said on Friday, after a scheduling snafu gave too many pilots holiday time off and sent the airline scrambling to correct its mistake. “We are pleased to report that together, American and the Allied Pilots Association have put that worry to rest to make sure our flights will operate as scheduled,” American Airlines…

"American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error"

Hundreds of American Air flights still lack pilots in December

NEW YORK – American Airlines still has hundreds of flights without pilots assigned to them in December, the company said on Thursday, after a scheduling error gave too many pilots time off. The number of flights that remain pilotless is now “a few hundred,” the airline said, compared to a peak that the carrier’s Allied Pilots Association (APA) union estimated at 15,000. American said it expects the number to continue to decrease over the next…

"Hundreds of American Air flights still lack pilots in December"

Emirates believes Airbus can bow to demands on A380 programme

DUBAI – Emirates [EMIRA.UL] believes Airbus can meet demands from the Dubai government to guarantee development of the A380 jet programme, as it challenges the planemaker to see who will blink first in talks over a new $16 billion superjumbo plane order. “I am sure that if we get closer to a further order, the Airbus board will make that undertaking,” Emirates President Tim Clark told reporters on Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow. An anticipated…

"Emirates believes Airbus can bow to demands on A380 programme"

Dubai pressures Airbus as A380 order hopes fizzle

DUBAI – Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world’s largest jetliner, the airline’s president said on Monday. Speaking to at the Dubai Airshow, Tim Clark also said the largest Middle East carrier would probably stick with the Boeing 787 for its mid-sized fleet needs after ordering 40 of the jets on Sunday, and…

"Dubai pressures Airbus as A380 order hopes fizzle"