Economy of the United States

April 14, 2008 - 7:33am

A union organizing campaign is under way at fractional-aircraft provider Flight Options, according to Don Treichler of the International Brother of Teamsters (IBT) airline division, with an initial distribution of “representation” cards sent to pilots on along with an explanatory newsletter dated May 23. IBT followed up with a second newsletter dated June 12.

March 26, 2008 - 10:48am

David Cote, 49, has been named president and CEO of Honeywell, taking over

March 25, 2008 - 11:37am

The “Strong Union” leaders that helped form IBT Local 1108 to organize fractional pilots in 2004 resigned from the local last week in the wake of “a resurgent decertification movement” being led by a group called NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots.

March 20, 2008 - 8:03am

As companies merge, expand, downsize, change top executives or declare bankruptcy, their flight departments are often significantly affected. In the past several weeks, four major companies with flight departments have filed for protection under Chapter 11. More than 20 corporate jets were operated by these four companies, and none is currently more visible than Enron.

March 19, 2008 - 9:31am

It didn’t take long for Mesa Air Group’s seemingly innocuous new code-share deal with United Airlines to raise far wider implications, as Mesa chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein last month launched a bid to spread his company’s influence beyond its already substantial breadth with an overture to buy Atlantic Coast Airlines.

March 19, 2008 - 9:23am

Northwest Airlines is considering exercising its right to terminate the Avro RJ85 agreement under which Mesaba leases and operates 36 of the four-engine jets, according to the Minneapolis-based regional airline. Under the terms of a 1996 regional jet services agreement between Northwest and Mesaba, Northwest can end the agreement by giving notice to Mesaba on or before October 28 this year.

February 8, 2008 - 8:33am

Comair last month said it would ground 14 of its 50-seat Bombardier CRJs by the end of the year in step with a plan by parent company Delta Air Lines to cut its domestic capacity by 5 percent. The move will see the Cincinnati-based regional’s CRJ200 fleet shrink from 100 to 86 and its total complement of airplanes cut from 131 to 117.

February 8, 2008 - 8:33am

Comair last month said it would ground 14 of its 50-seat Bombardier CRJs by the end of the year in step with a plan by parent company Delta Air Lines to cut its domestic capacity by 5 percent. The move will see the Cincinnati-based regional’s CRJ200 fleet shrink from 100 to 86 and its total complement of airplanes cut from 131 to 117.

February 8, 2008 - 6:39am

Mesa Air Group plans to shed its Air Midwest subsidiary by the end of this year’s third quarter, company CEO Jonathan Ornstein said last month during the company’s quarterly earnings briefing.

February 8, 2008 - 6:39am

Mesa Air Group plans to shed its Air Midwest subsidiary by the end of this year’s third quarter, company CEO Jonathan Ornstein said last month during the company’s quarterly earnings briefing.

 
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