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In a shift, Boeing says pilots need simulator training before flying the 737 Max

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post, Jan 7, 2020 7:01 PM EST In an abrupt shift, Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that all 737 Max pilots undergo simulator training before they resume flying the jets — a decision that could further delay the plane’s return to service.

Over 120,000 airline workers want raises as profits rise for 10th year

By Leslie Josephs, CNBC, Thu, December 26 2019, 3:44 PM EST U.S. airlines are headed for their 10th consecutive year of profitability and their employees, from pilots to catering workers, are demanding higher wages and better benefits.

Pilot shortage affects mainline financial performance

By payloadblogger, Pay Load Connector, December 15, 2019, 12:12pm Many suggest the pilot shortage only impacts the regional airline industry, but its effect extends to mainlines, LCCs and ULCCs and goes far beyond putting qualified bodies on the flight deck of passenger and cargo carriers.

How Investigators Pull Data off a Boeing 737’s Black Boxes

By Alex Davies, Transportation, 03.15.19 05:15 PM IN THE FIVE days since Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed a few minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people aboard, regulators around the world have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

A Worry for Some Pilots: Their Hands-On Flying Skills Are Lacking

By Zach Wichter and Jack Nicas, March 14, 2019 In nearly 100 million flights by United States passenger airlines over the past decade, there has been a single fatality. Other than most landings and takeoffs, the planes have largely been flying themselves. But the recent crashes of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in Indonesia and Ethiopia have raised questions […]

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

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

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

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