Comair will dispose of as many as 30 regional jets and slash between 600 and 1,000 jobs as part of a plan to cut costs by $70 million a year, the company announced last month.
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Former Comair flight attendant (FA) Gilbert Knops has filed suit against the airline, claiming his ethnic appearance and anti-war sentiment bred suspicion of an involvement in terrorism that led to his firing. According to the suit, a coworker reported him for showing her a sticker ridiculing “support the troops” car magnets and a cartoon lampooning President George W. Bush.
Honeywell hopes the Comair crash prods airline executives to take a closer look at a software upgrade for its enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) intended to warn crews of runway safety conflicts.
Comair and representatives of its some 970 flight attendants returned to the bargaining table last month, days after the Cincinnati-based regional filed for a
reversal of an April bankruptcy court decision that rejected its request to void the group’s labor contract. At issue remained the sides’ failure to agree on a cost-
A former Comair flight attendant faces 10 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of setting fire to one of the airline’s Bombardier CRJs, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Rome, Ga.
Fred Buttrell resigned his position as president of Delta subsidiary Comair in late May, days after a bankruptcy court judge rejected the airline’s request to void the union contract with its Teamsters-represented flight attendants. Buttrell, 43, had served in the post since last January, after a disastrous holiday scheduling snafu prompted Delta to relieve former president Randy Rademacher of his duties.
A U.S. bankruptcy court judge late last month gave Comair permission to void its contract with its flight attendants, but the regional airline plans to continue negotiations with the union. Conditional agreements Comair has reached with its pilots and mechanics hinge on a deal with the flight attendants.
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