Russia’s Yekaterinburg-based Ural Airlines has implemented new cost-cutting measures—which include a new payment scheme for pilots that will pay per flight instead of per hour, a new maintenance and repair center to perform its own C checks on its Airbus A320s, and a route network optimization plan. The new pilot payment system will be implemented over the next several months as the airline changes its software that calculates pilot payments. Ural Airlines general director Sergey ...

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