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Rytis Beresnevicius
Ryanair tells pilots to transfer, take unpaid leave or lose jobs

A week later after BALPA's Ryanair pilots decided not to strike, Ryanair has informed the pilots that potential job cuts are coming:...


Clement Charpentreau
Thomas Cook goes bankrupt, 600,000 people stranded

British tour operator Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy after negotiations with creditors and Chinese shareholder Fosun failed. The company will go into "liquidation with immediate effect", leaving more than 600,000 customers stranded....


AeroTime Team
BA cancels “nearly” 100% flights due to pilots strike

British Airways states they had to cancel nearly 100% of their flights on September 9, 2019, as British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has begun two day strike over pay. ...


Jason Shaw
UK-based Ryanair pilots vote for strike action

The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has confirmed two dates for strike action by UK-based pilots of the budget carrier Ryanair in their latest fight over pay and conditions.The first walk-o...


Ruta Burbaite
British Airways loses 2nd legal challenge to block pilot’s strike

British Airways (BA) legal attempts to halt its pilots’ industrial action have now been defeated twice in court. The UK’s flagship carrier recently lost appeal against the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), whose members have voted strongly in favor of an industrial action. The airline had taken the union to court in an attempt to block pilots’ planned strike threatening the busy summer period....


AeroTime Team
Ryanair hopeful, BALPA not so much…

Ryanair on October 19, 2018, announced that it has signed an agreement with the Portuguese pilot union SPAC, which will provide for seniority and base transfer agreements, to cover all of Ryanair’s directly employed pilots in Portugal. Negotiations with SPAC on a full CLA under Portuguese Law with local contracts will now commence before the end of October....


AeroTime Team
Pilot job description: more than just a plane driver

On one hand a pilot is a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft. But a pilot is more than just a ‘plane driver’. The job encompasses numerous roles from planning the flight, engaging with staff and passengers through to filling in reams of paperwork. ...


AeroTime Team
Opinion: Life after pilot training

Emerging from your initial pilot training can be a daunting prospect and full of mixed feelings. Initial relief that the training is complete, excitement that you are one step closer to achieving the dream of becoming a pilot and then anxiety about how to take the next step and get a job....


AeroTime Team
Opinion: Can software predict pilot fatigue?

More and more airlines are turning to software packages that claim to be able to determine, with scientific accuracy, how fatiguing a roster will be. But how do these systems work, and can they really determine how fatigued a pilot will be during a given roster? ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
48 seconds before crash that never-occurred

What can you do in 48 seconds? It’s not even enough time to make a cup of tea or brush your teeth. But 48 seconds is how long the pilots of Speedbird 38 had to avert a major catastrophe. ...