ALPA’s Hawaiian Airlines pilots elect new officers to their Master Executive Council

HONOLULU, Hawaii, 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Hawaiian Airlines pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) have elected new officers to their Master Executive Council (MEC) to serve a two-year term that began March 1, 2019. The new MEC consists of Capt. Lawrence Payne, Jr., chairman and Seniority Block 1 representative; Capt. Rod Buskas,… Read the full press release

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific to recruit candidates who will undergo a “study now, pay later, zero-interest” training program to become commercial pilots

Cebu Pacific opens applications for new batch of Cadet Pilots Pasay City, Philippines, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Applications are open for a new batch of Cadet Pilots who will be trained to become full-fledged aviators for Cebu Pacific (CEB). CEB will be recruiting 16 candidates who will undergo a “study now, pay later, zero-interest”… Read the full press release

easyJet achieved 15% of its ambition to attract 20% of new pilots joining the airline to be women by 2020

LUTON, England, 2018-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (14 /11 /2018) announced that it has reached a key milestone in its ambition to attract 20% of new pilots joining the airline to be women by 2020, having achieved a new high of 15% of new entrants to the airline being… Read the full press release

Norwegian to recruit 40 pilots, doubling the current number of flight crew currently operating out of Dublin base

Airline looking to recruit 40 pilots, almost doubling the current number of flight crew currently operating out of Dublin base Recruitment drive is a result of previously announced transatlantic expansion in Ireland including a new route between Dublin and Hamilton / Toronto. LONDON, 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to continued expansion Norwegian has… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with Pilot Assistance Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — At the 64th Air Safety Forum today, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized United Airlines Capt. Jerry McDermott with this year’s Pilot Assistance Award. ALPA presented its prestigious award to Capt. McDermott for his extraordinary service leading ALPA’s  national pilot assistance programs. “Capt. McDermott’s passion for… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky earns ALPA Presidential Citation

Ann Arbor Pilot Honored for Commitment to Pilot Assistance WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), at the 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized Delta Air Lines Capt. Mark Pinsky with a Presidential Citation for his dedication to helping his fellow airline… Read the full press release

ALPA honored Delta Air Lines Captain Greg Rooney with Superior Airmanship Award

Las Vegas Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today honored Las Vegas resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Greg Rooney, in addition to his crewmates Captains Paul Wilkinson and Jay Arnett, with the prestigious ALPA Superior Airmanship Award for… Read the full press release

United Airlines First Officer James Berzon earns inaugural ALPA Aviation Jumpseat Award

Castle Rock Pilot Recognized for Contributions to Enhance Flight Deck Security WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (August 02, 2018), in conjunction with its 64th Air Safety Forum in Washington, D.C., the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) presented United Airlines First Officer James Berzon with the Aviation Jumpseat Award. First Officer Berzon… Read the full press release

Delta Air Lines Captain Jay Arnett honored with ALPA Superior Airmanship Award

San Diego Pilot Recognized for Extraordinary Commitment to Passenger Safety WASHINGTON, D.C., 2018-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today honored San Diego resident and Delta Air Lines Captain Jay Arnett, in addition to his crewmates Captains Greg Rooney and Paul Wilkinson, with the prestigious ALPA Superior Airmanship Award for… Read the full press release

British Airways launches campaign to recruit experienced pilots

LONDON, UK, 2018-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways has launched a big new campaign to recruit experienced pilots for its regional operation. The job opportunities have arisen with the growth of its London City schedule and increased regional flying from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Stansted and Edinburgh airports this year. BA CityFlyer, the wholly… Read the full press release

Oman Air celebrates the first batch of the MPL graduates

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the graduation of the first batch of MPL cadets as the trainees completed all phases of the Boeing 737 Type Rating Training. Oman Air earlier announced its adoption of a multi-crew pilot license, which is the… Read the full press release

Chairman of Spirit Airlines pilots’ unit of ALPA: It’s time for the company to share its financial success with its pilots

Historic Profits Continue as Pilot Compensation Grossly Lags Industry Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 2017-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (February 06, 2017), the pilots of Spirit Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) responded to initial analyst reports that project Spirit (NASDAQ:SAVE) will announce 2016 earnings of approximately $450 million. Among U.S. airlines… Read the full press release

ALPA recognized 10 distinguished pilots during its 62nd Air Safety Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2016-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) recognized the outstanding achievements of 10 distinguished pilots during its 62nd Air Safety Forum. The presentation of ALPA’s prestigious awards and citations were featured during the four-day event. In addition to honoring outstanding contributions by pilots in aviation safety and security,… Read the full press release

Emirates Flight Academy to address the 40,000 pilots shortage across the Middle East

40,000 pilots needed in the region over next 20 years Dubai, UAE, 2013-11-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates Flight Academy will help address the need for 40,000 pilots in the Middle East over the next two decades in support of a fast growing aviation sector. Representatives of the academy have been explaining the latest developments at Dubai Air… Read the full press release

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) hosted special meeting over the implementation of new pilot fatigue rules next year

ALPA Readies Aviation Industry for New Rule to Combat Pilot Fatigue Conference Highlights Rule Implementation Date of January 4, 2014 WASHINGTON, 2013-08-09— /travelprnews.com/ — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), hosted a special meeting this week bringing together representatives from government agencies, airlines, and aviation labor groups to ensure that all parties involved in the implementation… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines pilots approved new five-year contract with 67 percent voted in favor of the agreement

SEATTLE, 2013-07-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines pilots on Wednesday approved a new five-year contract. With nearly 94 percent of 1,343 eligible pilots casting a ballot, 67 percent voted in favor of the agreement. The contract increases pay by nearly 20 percent over the life of the agreement and contains job security and work rule improvements…. Read the full press release

Flight safety briefing for pilots attending this year’s AeroExpo event at Sywell Aerodrome

2013-04-25— /travelprnews.com/ — Pilots attending this year’s AeroExpo event at Sywell Aerodrome can receive a personal safety briefing on the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) stand. Safety experts will be on hand to guide private pilots through a virtual flight, highlighting potential risks and advising on good practice to help avoid, in particular, infringements of controlled… Read the full press release