ABX Air pilots ratify amended collective bargaining agreement

Teamsters Local 1224 issued this statement:

ABX Air, Inc. pilots, represented by the Airline Professionals Association, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 (Local 1224) on December 30 ratified an amendment to their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with ABX Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group.

“It has been a long struggle to achieve this agreement, but we believe it will establish a platform for ABX Air’s growth and the improvement of our pilot careers in the expanding crew, maintenance and insurance (CMI) environment,” stated Local 1224 President Tim Jewell.

The current collective bargaining agreement became amendable on December 31, 2014.  “With the completion of these negotiations, ABX Air and its pilot group can now fully focus on the road ahead with a singularity of purpose and resolve to grow our airline and continue to provide our customers with the superior performance they know and deserve,” added Jewell.

The amended CBA passed a pilot vote by a 92 percent margin, with 93 percent of the pilot group participating in the referendum.  The agreement will take effect on January 1, 2021 and has a six-year duration.

The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 represents pilots from six airlines operating across the country.

ABX Air issued this statement:

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. announced the pilot employees of its ABX Air, Inc. subsidiary have voted in favor of an amendment to their Collective Bargaining Agreement with ABX Air.

ABX Air’s pilots are represented by the Airline Professionals Association of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1224 (IBT).

The amended agreement will become effective January 1, 2021, and amendable six years thereafter. Terms of the amended agreement were not disclosed by ABX Air.

About Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, passenger ACMI and charter services, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc., including its subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Omni Air International, LLC.

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