Astar Air Cargo and the Air Line Pilots Assn. reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year labor contract. The parties have been negotiating since January 2005. Astar pilots' pay will increase more than 20% over the course of the contract. "In addition, the pilots will receive furlough protections and a commitment by the company to secure new aircraft," ALPA said, adding that an undisclosed amount of "retro compensation" will be paid out to pilots. The contract is subject to ratification ...

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