Israeli national airline El Al plans to launch a new scheme under which it will carry out pilot training in the US. “Like everyone, we’re suffering from a lack of personnel,” El Al MD-North Europe Oranit Beit Halahmy Amir said in London Feb. 16. Traditionally, El Al has sourced a large percentage of pilots from the Israeli Defense Forces, but a combination of factors—including earlier retirements and fewer working hours—mean the carrier plans to increase its ...

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