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ALPA Commends Executive Branch, U.S. House for Upholding Libyan Restrictions on Flight Training
Air Line Pilots Association, International - 09/18/2014
Capt. Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement commending the Executive Branch and the Department of Homeland Security for upholding the prohibition on admitting Libyan nationals to the United States for flight training and hailed the U.S. House for strongly backing the prohibition.
 
Allies Home to Fast-Growing Rivals for U.S. Air Carriers
Roll Call - 09/18/2014
“When the United States negotiated the Open Skies agreement with the United Arab Emirates, it did not anticipate that there would be two state-owned mega-enterprises gobbling up market share,” said Michael Robbins, managing director of government and public affairs at the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
 
Sleepy pilots target of new Transport Canada rules
Cambridge Times - 09/19/2014
The Air Line Pilots Association, which represents 2,600 pilots in Canada, including those flying for Air Transat, Bearskin and Jazz Aviation, praised the changes. “We’re very happy. These have been a long time coming,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, president of ALPA’s Canada Board.
 
Regional airlines floundering
Grand Haven Tribune - 09/18/2014
The result is that pay for regional first officers, or co-pilots, starts around $22,000 a year, according to the Air Line Pilots Association. That's after applicants might spend more than $100,000 for education and flying time to qualify. Union officials say such low wages discourage many qualified pilots from signing up.
 
House Leaders Mull Next FAA Reauthorization
Aero-News Network - 09/19/2014
House Leaders Mull Next FAA Reauthorization Transportation Committee Already Has A Bill In The Works The Transportation Committee in the U.S.
 
Pilot union president at Envoy Air expects Piedmont pilots to get bigger jets
Airline Biz Blog - Dallasnews.com - 09/18/2014
Pilot union president at Envoy Air expects Piedmont pilots to get bigger jets On Tuesday, Piedmont Airlines pilots approved a new contract that...
 
US airlines add jobs for 8th straight month; Delta and American grow while United shrinks
Blogs - Times Colonistc - 09/19/2014
 
JetBlue president Hayes to succeed Barger as CEO in February
Air Transport World - 09/17/2014
however. Most noteworthy is this year s overwhelming vote by JetBlue s pilots to join the ALPA union, marking the first time that JetBlue has...
 
Passengers evacuate JetBlue plane on emergency slides
The Seattle Times - 09/18/2014
...emergency due to a problem with one of its two engines, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. According to the tracking website...
 
Delta continues LAX growth, adds two new Texas routes
USA Today - 09/18/2014
...our customers." TODAY IN THE SKY: Now flying for Delta: The Boeing 717 (October 2013) BOOKMARK: Add Today in the Sky to your favorites Delta...
 
Alaska Airlines Grows Seattle with Daily Flights to Albuquerque
Alaska Airlines - 09/18/2014
Alaska Airlines started daily nonstop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, the multi-cultural metropolis of the Southwest.
 
FLL marks opening of runway with JetBlue ceremonial flight
South Florida Business Journal - 09/18/2014
...Thursday, with the first ceremonial landing made by a JetBlue Airbus A320. South Florida civic and business leaders - including Broward County...
 
 
Industry & Legislative News
 
GOP rep: No-fly list 'critical' in face of ISIS
The Hill - 09/18/2014
The chairman of the House's transportation security subcommittee said Thursday that the federal government's controversial "no-fly" terrorist watch list is "crucial" to protecting international flights to the U.S. in the face of threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
 
FAA Calls on the Aviation Industry to Equip for NextGen and Help Increase Safety and Efficiency
AviationPros.com - 09/17/2014
...and Help Increase Safety and Efficiency WASHINGTON, DC Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group...
 
Ex-Im's borrowed time and your taxes
The Hill - 09/18/2014
Government irony alert: A government credit agency living on borrowed time.
 
July 2014 Passenger Airline Employment Data
Bureau of Transportation Statistics - 09/18/2014
1.3 percent more than in July 2013, the U.S. Department of Transportation s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. July was...
 
Transportation secretary says air travelers aren't 'sardines'
Chron.com - 09/18/2014
...had a bit more wiggle room for passengers in comparison to Spirit and AirTran Airways. "My hope is that the industry sees these incidents as...
 
 
Airline News
 
Air France Strike Risks Moving Into Second Week Amid Showdown
Bloomberg - 09/18/2014
...its most disruptive strike since 1998, faces an escalating battle with pilots threatening to extend Air France (AF), already buckling under its...
 
As American Air Pilots Take Over, America West Pilots Seek Refunds
Yahoo! Finance - 09/18/2014
As American Air Pilots Take Over, America West Pilots Seek Refunds CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TheStreet) -- A day after the Allied Pilots Association became...
 
The Punt - Aer Lingus CEO Mueller clocks up air miles
Independent.ie - 09/19/2014
He was in London on Monday and Tuesday, when he gave a presentation to investors and attended the World Low Cost Airlines Congress.He then jetted to Abu Dhabi where he was at a symposium hosted by the International Air Transport Association. While there, he said that Etihad and Aer Lingus are continuing to focus on ways to expand their procurement partnerships.
 
Canadian Airlines Adopt U.S.-Style Bag Fees
Bloomberg Businessweek - 09/18/2014
...affect only about 20 percent of their domestic passengers, those who purchase the cheapest fare. Canada was fashionably late to the baggage fee...
 
Underwater hunt for missing Malaysia plane to resume this month as search shifts south
Yahoo! News Canada - 09/18/2014
 
Wizz Air: growing at 15% annually, one of Europe's most profitable airlines "not desperate" for IPO
Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation - 09/19/2014
...the pack among Europe's principal LCCs, lagging the EBIT margins of Ryanair, easyJet and Pegasus, but ahead of Vueling and Norwegian. However,
 
 
Financial News
 
Why Republic Airways Holdings Inc. Stock Flew 10% Higher
Fool.com - 09/18/2014
...driving the stock gain was an announcement that the company had won a contract to fly 50 new Embraer E-175 regional jets for United Continental.
 
 
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