United Airlines is one step closer to placing an order for new small narrowbody aircraft, after a key union committee voted on Dec. 22 to approve a proposed two-year contract extension. United’s Master Executive Council (MEC) voted 13-7 to approve the deal, a source told ATW’s sister publication Aviation Daily. All pilots will begin voting on it in January, a spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said. The spokesman said the MEC vote was “just the latest ...

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