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U.S. airlines tap army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

U.S. military helicopter pilots who have taken attractive offers from domestic airlines trying ease a global pilot shortage.

By Tracy Rucinski, Reuters (Chicago) Business, 1:08 PM ET Wed, 23 January 2019


An arcane pilot union rule will make flying (a little) more comfortable on United

United Airlines‘ latest aircraft order comes with a rare perk in an age of increasingly cramped commercial flights: more space.

By Leslie Josephs, CNBC, 1:00 PM ET Sat, 21 July 2018



Emirates Denies Being Hit By Pilot Shortage

Several rumors have been circulating in the international press that Emirates has been parking aircraft in Dubai due to a pilot exodus in favor of Chinese airlines offering superior pay and terms.

By Peter Shaw-Smith, AIN Online, July 15, 2018, 3:00 AM


More Jobs Will Be Cleared for Takeoff. Aspiring Pilots Are Ready.

As big airlines face a wave of retirements, a fresh batch of fliers gets a chance, and the training, to seize the opportunity.

By Zach Wichter, The New York Times, May 27, 2018


Regional Airline Pilots’ Escalating Income

The escalating pay and growing pilot shortage make this an excellent time to enter the industry.

By James Wynbrandt, Flying, October 20, 2017


How to Value Airline Pilot Careers: The $8 Million Dollar Man has Wings!

Airline pilot careers are much more valuable than many attorneys, spouses, and even the pilots themselves often realize. Even after all of the well-publicized pay reductions and retirement plan failures at our established legacy passenger airlines, these careers are still providing high career values.

By TASA ID: 616 – Kit Darby, December 1, 2017


Air Canada being probed for another runway blunder at SFO

Federal investigators are probing why an Air Canada flight crew did not hear repeated warnings from air traffic controllers to abort a landing at San Francisco International Airport

By Jenna Lyons, SFGate, October 24, 2017: 4:46PM ET


Delta Will Promote Pilots to Captain—if They Can Fly This Aging Plane

The unloved “Mad Dog” is helping to topple the traditional timetable as the carrier contends with a graying pool of aviators.

By Michael Sasso and Julie Johnsson, Bllomberg Businessweek, August 30, 2017: 6:00 AM ET


Spirit’s customers are mad. Its pilots are furious.

A lot of Spirit Airlines’ customers don’t like the airline. Neither do its pilots.

By Chris Isidoren, CNNMoney, May 9, 2017: 4:02 PM ET


American Airlines is offering its pilots & flight attendants a raise

Hoping to satisfy employees’ demands to close the big gap between their salaries and what counterparts make at Delta and United, American is giving an 8% raise to pilots and a 5% increase to flight attendants.

by Julia Horowitz, CNN Money – April 26, 2017: 7:12 PM ET