Valius Venckunas

United trims amount of involuntary furloughs, but not for pilots

United Airlines says 16,370 employees will be put on involuntary unpaid leave as CARES act expires at the end of September 2020, well short of the 36,000 it threatened to furlough previously....


Pijus Jauniskis

United to furlough 2,850 pilots after government aid expires

The US aviation workspace situation grew even grimmer after United Airlines announced the largest pilot furloughs in its history. The airline’s union says that 2,850 pilots would lose their jobs if the U.S. government decides against another airline bailout....


Pijus Jauniskis

Delta plans to furlough 2,000 pilots after bailout expires

Following United Airlines, another major U.S. carrier plans additional furloughs. Delta Airlines (DAL)’ reportedly plans for 2,000 pilots to leave jobs in October 2020, after the $32 billion payroll aid to the industry by the U.S. government expires. The extensive changes to the employee structure are reportedly due to the slow aviation industry recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. Previously, 1,806 Delta’s pilots already took early re...


Valius Venckunas

Does COVID-19 mean salvation for Indian Air Force?

One of the main problems Indian Air Force (IAF) faced over the years was the massive shortage of pilots, who migrated to the country's ever-growing commercial sector in their hundreds. But recent developments, while devastating to the industry, may spell a salvation for IAF....


Pijus Jauniskis

AAIB finds Vueling pilots “confused” during two landing incidents

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigated two previous landing incidents of the same Vueling Airlines flight with the same Airbus A320 aircraft, both of which ended without injuries. While the flights were operated by different flight crews, in both cases pilots appeared not to understand when to commence the final descent, the investigators found. ...


Pijus Jauniskis

Air India flights allegedly operated by unemployed pilots

Air India has reportedly sacked 48 pilots who had resigned the year before, but later withdrew their resignations. The unexpected firings have led to violations of “comical proportion”, union claims, saying some pilots operated flights for Air India after being laid-off. ...


Kristina Kirkliauskaite

Top 7 smart mobile apps for pilots

As technology progressed and introduced many innovations around various industries, jobs got progressively easier. So did a pilot's job with the introduction of various mobile apps that allow flight crews to check up various data and information with a tap of their mobile screen....


AeroTime Team

Etihad Airways expected to lay off hundreds of pilots

Etihad Airways is reportedly planning to carry out further downsizing and lay off up to 400 pilots, media reports suggest. ...


AeroTime Team

What prospects do pilots face now & after crisis?

A year ago, the aviation industry was struggling with a pilot shortage, while now furloughs, salary cuts and layoffs have become the daily news for even the biggest and seemingly strongest airlines. AIR Convention Digital Week HR panelists discussed what positions will be in need after COVID-19 and what can be done to prepare for it now. ...


AeroTime Team

Decoding pilot lingo: what does this phrase mean? [Quiz]

How much of the pilot talk are you actually able to understand?...