In the worst clash so far among European airlines over how to deal with the Persian Gulf carriers, Iberia and British Airways (BA) left industry lobby group Association of European Airlines (AEA) at the end of March.
French investigators reached the scene of the Germanwings Airbus A320 accident late in the afternoon local time and have recovered one of the aircraft’s two recorders, although whether it was the flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder was not announced.
Lufthansa has made significant progress in achieving labor deals for lower cost operations on long-haul routes after reaching an agreement with UFO, the union representing flight attendants, on how a fleet of Airbus A340s can be used on low-yield routes.
Lufthansa is expected to release a new pilot retirement plan Monday, the carrier’s latest effort to convince its flight crews that proposed reforms to the early retirement system are not worth the going on strike over.
Damage found on wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 indicates there were impacts from a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft, according to a Dutch Safety Board accident report.
The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 (AH5017) has been found in a “disintegrated state” in the Gossi region of northeastern Mali, near the border of Burkina Faso, according to French President Francois Hollande.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with 280 passengers and 15 crew crashed Thursday in Ukraine, killing everyone on board and sparking a massive international political crisis as evidence pointed to the aircraft being shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
British Airways has started using its Airbus A380s as a tool to reduce frequencies on trunk routes without cutting capacity and is pleased with the initial results, according to British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh.
Republic Airways Holdings is “in a stabilized approach” toward reaching a new labor agreement with its pilots, though “difficult stuff” still needs to negotiated, chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said....More
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said....More
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here....More