Members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) picketed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the days leading up to the Florida primary election on January 31.
AIN Air Transport Perspective » January 30,2012
U.S. lawmakers apparently have resolved a dispute over rules governing airline labor organizing that had been one of the major roadblocks to passage of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. With that issue behind them, House and Senate leaders believe they reached agreement on a multi-year funding plan for FAA spending and programs.
Airlines continue to defy the notion of austerity during economic hard times, as Boeing and Airbus collect a bounty of orders during a record spending spree for narrowbody airplanes.
The union representing UPS pilots filed a preliminary statement of the issues it will pursue in court to try to amend the FAA’s recently issued pilot duty and rest requirements, which exclude air cargo operators.
A study commissioned by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) contends that changes to slot allocation rules proposed by the European Commission would penalize regional carriers, regional airports and business aviation operators and lead to job losses in Europe.
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