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Airline Division News, Week Ending December 24, 2012

NetJets Mechanics Negotiators Meet, Refine Proposals

The NetJets mechanics negotiating committee met this week in Columbus. Committee members Chad Morrison and Trent Rutledge were joined by Local 284 Business Agent Paul Suffoletto and IBT Airline Division representatives Paul Alves and Chris Moore. The committee continued to review contract articles and began working on proposals that will be passed to the company when negotiations continue in early 2013.

Airline Industry News

Governmental and Regulatory

The inspector general of the Department of Transportation will begin an audit next month of staffing at control towers across the U.S. to examine what seems to be a larger workforce in a smaller, more efficient industry.

Airlines and Industry

The new labor contracts American Eagle negotiated with each of its three unions have received approval from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane.

Boeing has reached its 2012 delivery targets for its newest jumbo jets, the 787 Dreamliner and the 747-8, with barely a week left before the deadline. According to an announcement Thursday, the company delivered seven 787s to six airlines in 25 hours, bringing its total 2012 deliveries of its newest jets to 75.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge will hear both sides of a debate about retirement benefits for American Airlines pilots who will be eligible for retirement when the airline emerges from bankruptcy.


The officers and staff of the Airline Division would like to take this opportunity to wish Seasons Greetings and a Merry Christmas to our members and families. The offices will reopen for business on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

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