United Airlines said it received more than 1,000 applications for 100 open pilot positions over a 10-day period. It is hiring new pilots for the first time since 2001 (ATWOnline, July 17). US Airways and the International Assn. of Machinists are scheduled to begin National Mediation Board-facilitated talks today in Washington regarding the final transition agreements covering more than 10,000 fleet service employees and mechanics. US and the IAM approached the NMB last week.

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