Delta Pilots Picket | Cite Strain From Low Staffing
In early April, Alaska Airlines pilots at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport picketed to protest what they say is an outdated labor deal, all while grappling with low staffing. Now, Delta Airlines pilots are voicing similar concerns, with a picket of their own planned for Tuesday, April 19.
Boeing Pushed FAA To Relax 737 MAX Certification Requirements For Crew Alerts
In 2014, Boeing convinced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to relax the safety standards for the new 737 MAX related to cockpit alerts that would warn pilots if something went wrong during flight, according to documents reviewed by the Seattle Times.
The U.S. Transportation Department on Monday barred regional carrier SkyWest Inc (SKYW.O) from ending service to 29 locales until replacement carriers can be found under the government’s subsidy program to provide air service to smaller communities.
United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) and American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) may need to consider potential equity raises to provide further liquidity cushion with oil trading over $100, according to Wolfe Research.
Arguably the biggest story of 2022 is the anticipated merger between Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines. Creating the fourth-largest carrier in the US and largest ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in the country, the merger was not exactly unexpected. Still, its timing and impacts will certainly be notable and put a real test on the industry.