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Aviation Industry Updates: September 15, 2020

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Can United Avoid Furloughs? | Management & Union Talking

The rumor-mill has been running at full-speed for our friends over at United on word of an Agreement in Principle [AIP] with management. UAL ALPA published some vague details of the AIP that would ensure “all of us, to weather and recover from the coronavirus pandemic while keeping our seniority list intact.” This weekend on ‘Meet the Press’ Scott Kirby, CEO of United, told Margaret Brennen of CBS “we just got a deal last week” in reference to the AIP “that would save about 3,000 of those jobs.”. Read More

Aviation Industry Updates: August 11, 2020

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Scope Kicks In | United Plans Removal of RJ Seats

KEY POINTS:

  • United Airlines began promoting three different seat maps for their Embraer 175 Regional Jet online.
  • The website shows, “the aircraft’s normal 76-seat, three-class configuration. Two other diagrams show a maximum of 70 seats, in two different three-class configurations.”
  • “That contract [ALPA CBA] requires United to “convert” 76-seat aircraft to 70-seat aircraft if it is forced to furlough pilots hired prior to when the contract was signed, a move that could diminish the economics of the jets.”
  • “We have the engineering being worked on right now, and we will have them removed by October 1”

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Aviation Industry Updates: August 4, 2020

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United Threatens 3,900 Furloughs and Concessions | Will Other Carriers Follow Suit?

You’ve seen the headlines, some places even reported it as actual WARN letters, but where did the United Airlines 3,900 furlough number come from? Bryan Quigley, United’s Senior Vice President of Flight Operations at United Airlines addressed the Flight Ops Team on Thursday, July 30. To date, United has notified 2,250 pilots, however, in this recent memo Mr. Quigley is making it clear that the situation could worsen. Read More

Aviation Industry Updates: July 28, 2020

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US Airlines Brace For Volatility in Second Half of 2020 | Who’s Going To Fail?

KEY POINTS:

  • “We think it will take domestic traffic three to five years to recover to 2019 levels, and international traffic five to seven years to recover,” says Helane Becker, senior research analyst who covers aviation for Cowen Securities, “especially if the virus remains uncontained.”

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