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Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

About 100 Air France employees stormed a management and union official meeting on October 5, after the airline announced plans to shed 2,900 jobs in the next 2 years. The airline, which is struggling to compete with global rivals, announced job cuts after failing to convince its pilots to work longer hours on same... »

165 Pilots in India Found Drunk in Pre-Flight Tests, During Last 5 Years

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By George Hatcher

In reply to an RTI application filed by the Time of India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India, has revealed that between 2009 and February 2014, 165 pilots throughout the country were grounded after their pre-flight medical tests showed high levels of alcohol in their blood. Among these, 50 pilots were from... »

Sleeping Pilots

Thursday, September 26, 2013
By George Hatcher

Two pilots fell asleep while flying an Airbus A330, and then tattled on themselves, blaming 5 hours sleep the night before. Pilots are allowed naps but not at the same time. The British airline has not been identified, nor have the pilots’ names been released. Download article as PDF »

Respond now to NTSB ISSUING FINAL RULE IN RESPONSE TO PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

Friday, September 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Respond now to NTSB ISSUING FINAL RULE IN RESPONSE TO PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has issued a Final Rule to implement several changes to its Rules of Practice applicable to aviation certificate enforcement appeals. This final rule responds to public comments received by the NTSB as a result of an interim final rule (IFR) it issued last October. The... »

Is the so-called upcoming pilot shortage a scare tactic?

Monday, November 12, 2012
By George Hatcher

Several factors will be contributing to an upcoming pilot shortage: In the summer of 2013, newly hired pilots will be required to have 1,500 hours of prior flight experience—six times the current minimum Upcoming (2014) Federal Safety Rule fatigue laws decrease flight time Senior pilots hitting mandatory retirement at 65 Tight airline budgets, costs... »

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