Dispute resolution

November 20, 2012 - 2:40pm

Vancouver-based Avcorp won a $24.7 million award yesterday from Cessna Aircraft due to damages suffered as a result of the Wichita aircraft manufacturer’s transitioning contracted production work from Avcorp. The two parties could not come to terms in mediation and negotiations after the December 2010 announcement about the transition of Avcorp’s production work to Cessna, so the matter was referred to binding arbitration. The arbitrator ruled in favor of Avcorp and all counterclaims from Cessna were denied.

May 23, 2011 - 11:45am
The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that Airbus received illegal...

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected much of Airbus’s July 2010 appeal against its ruling that the European airframer has unfairly benefitted from subsidies, but its May 18 judgment still leaves plenty of scope for the protagonists to argue over how it gets interpreted.

October 30, 2009 - 8:17am

IBT 1108, the union representing Flight Options pilots, on October 19 said 90 percent of those voting in a strike-authorization vote approved a strike if they are released for self help. Union officials and Flight Options management were to meet late last month for the final round of National Mediation Board-led negotiations on an initial contract.

August 25, 2009 - 7:28am

The long-simmering feud between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) over wages and working conditions was apparently resolved late last month. Union members will have 45 days to ratify the many issues agreed upon through mediation, but five issues decided by arbitrators, including compensation, are not subject to ratification.

August 20, 2009 - 7:42am

The long-simmering feud between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) over wages and working conditions has apparently been resolved. Union members will have 45 days to ratify the many issues agreed upon through mediation. But five issues decided by arbitrators, including compensation, are not subject to ratification.

June 2, 2009 - 6:50am

The Obama Administration will appoint two mediators to resolve the long-simmering contract dispute between the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) and the FAA.

July 28, 2008 - 11:51am

A wrongful-death trial in connection with the fatal crash of a Gulfstream III in Aspen, Colo., on March 29, 2001, started last month in Los Angeles Superior Court. The plaintiffs, representing the families of three of the 18 people killed in the accident, are seeking damages from the aircraft owner, operator and the estate of the pilots, who were also killed in the crash.

June 4, 2008 - 5:04am

Accusing the Flight Options management team of being “out of touch with its pilots’ legitimate career aspirations,” the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, which represents the pilots at the fractional, last month filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board.

May 7, 2008 - 9:56am

In light of the comity that almost turned a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on national parks overflights into a “lovefest” early last month, it is difficult to fathom why it has taken more than 15 years to reach agreement on rules for air tours over such noise-sensitive recreational areas.

May 7, 2008 - 9:29am

Gulfstream Aerospace has filed a motion asking the Chicago Cook County Circuit Court to dismiss a United BizJet Holdings lawsuit or stay all proceedings on the grounds that the litigation was filed in violation of “alternate dispute resolution” (ADR) agreements between the two companies.

 
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