Air Line Pilots Assn. called the June 30 dismissal of 57 Polar Air Cargo flight engineers "drastic and unprecedented" and "in complete defiance of the parties' collective bargaining agreement." Polar retired the last of its 747-100/-200/-300 freighters on July 1 and now operates five 747-400s that require two pilots instead of three. Polar parent Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said in May that it planned to furlough Polar pilots once the last of the aircraft requiring three-person crews was ...

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