Tag: pilots

easyJet pilots and crew switch to 100% reusable cutlery and cups to scrap unnecessary waste

In an industry first and following a successful trial, easyJet is equipping all circa. 14,000 of its crew (pilots and cabin crew) with reusable cups and cutlery in a mission to cut down on disposable single use items. In total, the initiative is expected to prevent more than 10 million single use i...

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 25 Years of Mentoring Between Pilots and Students

Southwest Airlines Co. today celebrated 25 years of its bridge-building Adopt-A-Pilot Program by unveiling an aircraft adorned with a nose decal and fuselage artwork dedicated to nearly 14,000 Pilots and half-million students that participated in the award-winning Program. In a quarter century, A...

American Airlines Set To Pay Pilots Up To $590,000 Per Year

American Airlines, one of the world's largest airlines, has announced plans to pay its pilots up to $590,000 per year. The move comes as the airline industry looks to attract and retain experienced pilots in the face of a growing pilot shortage. The new pay scale, which was approved by the All...

Ryanair Concludes 4 Year Pay Deal With Fórsa Union To Cover Its Irish Pilots

Ryanair today (Tues, 20 Dec) confirmed that it has signed a 4 year pay agreement with the Fórsa union and its Irish pilots under which Ryanair’s Irish pilots will receive an accelerated restoration of pay cuts previously agreed during the Covid Pandemic. These pay cuts will now be fully restor...

airBaltic starts recruitment of 120 pilots

In line with the gradual recovery of the aviation market, Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it has started recruitment of a total of 120 additional pilots, including graduates of the airBaltic Pilot Academy. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “While we continue to employ...

Origins of International Pilots’ Day

  The role of pilots, including commercial pilots, flight instructors, private flight crew, fighter jet pilots and recreational pilots, is recognized across the globe during International Pilots’ Day, taking place today, April 26. Believed to be initiated by the Turkish Airlines Pilots...

Worldwide air traffic developments create new perspectives for Lufthansa Group pilots

The Coronavirus pandemic continues having a very serious impact on airlines and its employees. After two years in "crisis mode," Lufthansa Group flight operations still has to cope with half the number of passengers in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2019. For captai...

JetBlue ramps up efforts to build diverse pipeline of new Pilots and Maintenance Technicians

JetBlue ramps up efforts to build diverse pipeline of new Pilots and Maintenance Technicians

JetBlue today announced it is advancing efforts to meet the growing demand for qualified pilots and maintenance technicians through its industry-leading suite of education and training programs, JetBlue Gateways. JetBlue has demonstrated that airlines can meet the growing need for aviation profes...

Gulf Air introduces in-house type rating course for pilots

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has developed for the first time an in-house type rating course for its pilots who fly Airbus to be qualified to fly its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. Approved by Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs, the course was fully conducted by G...

airBaltic to recruit 320 additional crew by summer 2022

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that by summer 2022 it expects to recruit 320 additional crew – 120 pilots and 200 cabin crew members. airBaltic group plans to primarily rehire its former pilots who had to be released due to the pandemic and airBaltic Pilot Academy graduates. Martin Gaus...

Four Bahraini pilots promoted to captains in Gulf air

Four Bahraini pilots at Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, have completed the final check for command upgrade training and promoted to be captains. Mr. Ahmed Ismaeel, Mr. Ahmed Janahi, Mr. Mohammed Kamal and Mr. Mohammed Malek were congratulated by the airline’s top manag...

AeroTime Hub launches new service to benchmark pilot’s compensation and benefits

AeroTime Hub has just introduced a new service that will complement the existing company’s product portfolio. A brand new tool called Pilot Salary was created to help aviation professionals get a better understanding of the pilot job market. It promises to open new possibilities for airlines a...

Airbus demonstrates first fully automatic vision-based take-off

Airbus has successfully performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The test crew comprising of two pilots, two flight test engineers and a test flight engineer took off initially at around 10h15 on 18 December and cond...

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association Deny Video Surveillance in Lavatories

Southwest Airlines Pilots Association Deny Video Surveillance in Lavatories

The claims made in recent media reports referencing litigation filed by a Southwest Airlines flight attendant regarding the alleged use of cameras to conduct video surveillance in Southwest Airlines lavatories are completely false.  Southwest Airlines has never placed cameras and never vid...

CAE inaugrates two new training centres in the UK

CAE inaugrates two new training centres in the UK

CAE has opened two new training centres in the United Kingdom -London Gatwick and Manchester- to support the start of its 10-year exclusive pilot training agreement with easyJet, a third training centre will be inaugurated in Milan, Italy, on October 10. CAE also recently expanded its Barcelona...

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