The Federal Aviation Administration has reprimanded Allegiant Airlines because of a July incident in which two of its pilots declared they were so low on fuel they needed to make an emergency landing in Fargo, North Dakota.
The San Francisco Maintenance Center has been awarded AS9100 quality management certification covering Engine Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), which includes the Landing Gear shop. The certification is an important endorsement of how we repair and overhaul some of our most critical assets.
Negotiations for the future Collective Bargaining Agreement for pilots employed by Travel Management Company and represented by the Airline Division resumed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Staybridge Suites in Elkhart, IN, and concluded for the week mid-afternoon on Thursday, October 22.
On October 20th, U.S. District Judge Frederico Moreno issued a ruling denying the Motion for Reconsideration filed by Amerijet management, compelling them to proceed with arbitration with their pilots and flight engineers. In a short, single page ruling, Judge Moreno determined that the motion filed by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was in accordance with the Court of Appeals order in the matter.
In a ruling issued on September 30th, the National Mediation Board has determined that a single carrier status exists for Flight Options, LLC and Flexjet, LLC. The Teamsters Union had asserted in a filing with the NMB that Flight Options and Flexjet, wholly owned subsidiaries of OneSky Flight, Inc., are operating as a single transportation system for representation purposes under the Railway Labor Act.
Outside of the Federal Mediation Process that both the legacy Express Jet and legacy ASA are involved in, the Teamster leadership agreed to a meeting with a combined negotiating committee to explore how progress could be made on a joint collective bargaining agreement.
In a message to the membership on Wednesday, Atlas ExCo Chairman Captain Bob Kirchner announced that the union has filed a Section 6 notice regarding the “Union Express Operation LoA” that is part of the current Atlas CBA.
The NetJets Dispatchers Negotiating Committee met this past week on Tuesday and Wednesday for preparation and electronic passes with the Company, then in person with the Company on Thursday.