Evergreen International Airlines (Marana) crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), rejected a tentative collective bargaining agreement with management. Ninety-two percent of EIA crewmembers participated in the ratification process. Ninety-six percent of voting members cast ballots against accepting the tentative agreement.
ALPA and management negotiated for two-and-a-half years. Prior to the Evergreen crewmembers joining ALPA in 2007, negotiations were extended for over three years between the crewmembers’ independent union, The Aviators Group, and management. Mediated talks began in 2005 under the supervision of the National Mediation Board (NMB). The tentative agreement was reached in April 2010.
Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Ex-Delta Boeing 747-132 N479EV (msn 19898) now known as the “Evergreen Supertanker” shows off its forest firefighting capabilities at the Hahn Airport near Frankfurt.
Safi Airways (Kabul) is adding two Airbus A320s in a fleet renewal program. The first A320 will be painted in this new livery and will be introduced on the Kabul-Dubai route this month. The Boeing 737-300s will be retained for charters and ACMI operations.
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Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah) has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A320. A320-214 HZ-AS11 (msn 4015) was handed over yesterday (October 1). However it is not the first A320 to wear Saudi Arabian colors.
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Maximus Air Cargo (Abu Dhabi) started operating two Airbus A300-600 freighters for Etihad Airways on July 1. The aircraft operate to Bangalore, Chennai, COlombo and Nairobi. The contract is expected to grow to include flights to China, Italy and Libya.